Baking: Harris’s Hawk

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Parabuteo unicinctus

Length: 20-25 in Wingspan: 40-45 in Weight: 1-2 lbs

Identification:

Dark brown body, rufous legs and shoulders, white rump, undertail, and tail band.

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Distribution:

39448681

Range map by Neotropical Birds

Cool Facts:

Harris’s Hawks are the only hawk known to hunt in cooperative packs. These birds practice a strange behavior called “backstanding,” where several birds will stand on each other’s back, creating a totem pole that gives the top bird a better view for spotting prey.

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References:

All About Birds

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