Saturday, March 16, 2019

Harris's Hawk (Accipitridae) - 24Oct2017

Per one of the Cornell websites:  "A handsome hawk of the arid Southwest, Harris's Hawk is a standout with bold markings of dark brown, chestnut red, and white; long yellow legs; and yellow markings on its face. The most social of North American raptors, these birds cooperate at nests and hunt together as a team. When hunting, a group of hawks surround their prey, flush it for another to catch, or take turns chasing it. This hawk's social nature and relative ease with humans has made it popular among falconers and in education programs."

The below pics are from my Lower Rio Grande trip with my brothers.

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