Harris Hawk

The Harris Hawk is native to the southern United States and south to Chile, Argentina and Brazil. There are 3 subspecies.

These birds are mid-sized between Peregrine Falcons and Red Tailed Hawks. Males weigh between 545 – 850 g (1.2 – 1.9 lb). Females are about 35% larger

They hunt in packs taking a variety of small mammals such as rabbits, ground squirrels, rats and gophers as well as small birds. Nests are built in small trees, shrubs or cacti. Often three birds, two males and one female will attend the nest. Females can breed 2 or 3 times a year.

Harris Hawk @ Safari Niagara

  • Safari Niagara is home to one Harris Hawk
  • His name is Titan

Scientific Classification

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Accipiatriformes
Family: Accipitridae
Genus: Parabuteo
Species: P. unicinctus

Did you know?

  • Harris Hawks are permanent residents of their habitat and do not migrate