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Harris Hawk

The Harris’s Hawk or Harris Hawk, Parabuteo unicinctus, formerly known as the Bay-winged Hawk or Dusky Hawk, is a medium-large bird of prey which breeds from the southwestern United States south to Chile and central Argentina. Birds are sometimes reported at large in Western Europe, especially Britain, but it is a popular species in falconry and these records almost certainly all refer to escapes from captivity.

For the last 30 years or so, the Harris Hawk, originally from North America, has been an extremely popular and successful bird with both experienced and inexperienced falconers throughout the UK.

It is generally quite a easy bird to handle and train, making it an all-round favourite.