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Harris's Hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus)
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Harris' Hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus)

General Description: Harris's Hawks (Parabuteo unicinctus) are dark brown hawks with red in the shoulders and leggings. The long tail is black with a broad white band at the tip. Although usually covered by the folded wings, the base of the tail and the tail coverts are white. In flight, the wing-linings are red.

Taxonomy: Accipitriformes, Accipitridae. Formerly Harris' Hawk.

Favored Habitat: Sonoran Desert scrub with saguaro cactus, plus mountains and cliffs in the vicinity.

Harris' Hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus)

Where to Find: Don't look for Harris' Hawks around Las Vegas; rather, look for these uncommon birds in southern Arizona

Comments: These hawks a social. They hunt and live in family bands.

Harris' Hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus) If you were a tasty bunny or a big snake, these might be the last faces you ever see!
Harris' Hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus) Harris' Hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus)
Harris' Hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus)
Harris' Hawk perched on a Saguaro Cactus:
iconic image of the Sonoran Desert
Harris' Hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus)
Harris' Hawk in flight; notice the red shoulders, dark body, and black-and-white banded tail
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Harris' Hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus) Harris' Hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus)
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Harris' Hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus) Harris' Hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus)
Harris' Hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus) Harris' Hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus)
Harris' Hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus) Harris' Hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus)
Harris' Hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus) Harris' Hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus)
Harris' Hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus) Harris' Hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus)
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Harris' Hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus)
Urban Harris' Hawk in Boulder City, Nevada
Harris' Hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus)
Urban Harris' Hawk in Boulder City, Nevada
Harris' Hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus)
Urban Harris' Hawk in Boulder City, Nevada
Harris' Hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus)
Urban Harris' Hawk in Boulder City, Nevada
Harris' Hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus)
Urban Harris' Hawk in Boulder City, Nevada
Harris' Hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus)
Urban Harris' Hawk in Boulder City, Nevada
Harris' Hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus)
Urban Harris' Hawk in Boulder City, Nevada
Harris' Hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus)
Urban Harris' Hawk in Boulder City, Nevada
Harris' Hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus)
Urban Harris' Hawk in Boulder City, Nevada
Harris' Hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus)
Urban Harris' Hawk in Boulder City, Nevada
Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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