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Harris's Hawk

The Harris's Hawk is a large hawk, much like the red tails, and is found mostly in the American South-West and all the way to South America. They are unusually sociable for a hawk, and they often hunt in family groups. Working as a group, they can bring down large rabbits and similar prey. The family groups have a distinct hierarchy, led by the female, followed by the male and then their children from previous years. Their sociability makes them a good choice for falconers, as with this bird which I met at the Winter Raptor Fest at our local Washington County Fair Grounds.   high-res

The Harris's Hawk, an unusually sociable predator.

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