Harris's Hawk — Species Information

Harris's Hawk by Mike Wilson
Harris's Hawk - © Mike Wilson

Harris's are one of only two truly cooperative hunters in the raptor world. They will live in pairs in the tropical areas, or places where prey is abundant; in areas like the Sonoran desert where prey has a lot of good cover, they have been documented in groups as large as 9 birds. They will act like 'wolves of the air', taking turns harrying a rabbit or squirrel, chasing it out of cover towards other family members, etc.

Retrieved from the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum web site on 10-27-2021
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