Harris Hawk

These hawks are located mainly in Southern and Central America, however, over the last 30 years they have become one of the most popular choices for captive-kept hawks here in the U.K. The Harris Hawk is common throughout most of its range and its typical habitat includes open woodland, semi desert and mesquite scrubland.

Prey usually consists of mammals such as rabbits, lizards, birds and insects. The Harris Hawk is both solitary and social, with pairs, trios and families often hunting cooperatively, especially in winter. It is one of the few truly social raptors.

Scientific name
Parabuteo unicinctus
Conservation status
Least concern