The Harris's Hawk nests in social units that vary from a single adult pair to as many as seven individuals, including both adults and immatures.
Harris's Hawks engage in a unique behavior called "back stacking" where they will stand on top of each other when perching spots are scarce!
Due to their social nature and hunting patterns, these birds have earned the nickname "wolves of the sky."
Although it is called a ‘hawk’ it is not actually part of the hawk family, but is more closely related to the buzzard family.
Southwestern United States, into Mexico
18–23 inches | 41–47 inch wingspan
Vertebrates, lizards, mice, jackrabbits
Great horned owls, coyotes, common ravens, and bobcats
Avoidance, sharp talons
1–5 eggs per clutch