Harris hawk

Do not let the targeted prey escape

In Japan, it is often called "Harris Hawk", which is an English name read in katakana, but in Japanese, it is "Harris's hawk". As the name suggests, the thighs are reddish brown, and they are "red buzzards" and Harris's hawks. At the tip of the tail feather, there is a clear white band-shaped line. This prominent line is said to be a landmark for young birds to keep track of adult birds when hunting. There is also a habit of hunting in groups, which is rare among birds of prey, and sharing the killed prey with friends.

Creature information

English name Harris's Hawk
Scientific name Parabuteo unicinctus
Family name Accipitridae
Body length 46~76㎝
Habitat Southwestern United States