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Harris Hawk  (Parabuteo unicinctus)

Description

  • Brown and black with black and white tail, rust colored shoulders and thighs

Size

  • Length: 18-30" (46-76 cm)
  • Wingspan: 43" (1.1 m)

Range

 

  • Deserts and riverside woodlands
  • Semi-arid regions
  • Southern Texas westward to South Eastern California to Southern South America

Diet

  • Rabbits, hares and other small to medium sized rodents
  • Quail
  • Lizards and snakes

Voice

  • Low harsh scream
  • "eee eee eee eee" when disturbed

Nesting

  • Stick nest lined with grass in brush, cacti, or small trees
  • 5-30 ft. above ground level
  • Lay 2-4 dull white eggs that are faintly spotted brown
  • Eggs incubate for 33-36 days and are tended by both parents
  • Fledgelings leave the nest at 40 days after hatching