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Harris's Hawk

Parabuteo unicinctus

Photo © by Robert Shantz

Harris' Hawk photograph by Robert Shantz Southwest of Tucson, Arizona, March 9, 2003.

Harris's Hawks are almost always seen in small groups - these are family groups that hunt and nest cooperatively. Prey include rabbits and young quail. This is a characteristic raptor across the Sonoran Desert. Look for dark overall, maroon legs and shoulders and bright white patch/band in tail visible in flight.

Year-round Resident - Little or No Migration

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