Harris' Hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus) - HBW 2, p. 174
French: Buse de Harris
Spanish: Busardo Mixto
Other common names: Bay-winged Hawk
Taxonomy: Falco unicinctus Temminck, 1824, Boa Vista, western Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Population of SW USA and NW Mexico has been recognized as distinct race, superior, but not generally accepted. Two subspecies normally recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- harrisi (Audubon, 1837) - SW USA (S California to Texas) through Mexico and Central America (except Belize and Honduras) to drier Pacific slope regions of W Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.
- unicinctus (Temminck, 1824) - NE Colombia and W Venezuela S through E Bolivia and C & NE Brazil (Maranhão and Ceará) to S Argentina (Río Negro) and SC Chile (Aisén).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 13 videos
close view of an adult on a lamppost Locality Chaclacayo, Lima Department, Peru
Wim ten Have 4 May 2013 6 weeks ago 21 sec 4.8
adult perching on a tree (8 meters high) and calling Locality Hato El Cedral, Apure State, Venezuela
Thore Noernberg 18 July 2012 45 weeks ago 33 sec 4.4
A bird on a pole, calling twice Locality Macuiltépetl Ecological Park, Xalapa, Veracruz State, Mexico (Southern) (ssp harrisi)
Josep del Hoyo 6 October 2006 5 years ago 34 sec 4.4
An adult on the top of a tree. Locality Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge, Hidalgo County, Texas, USA (United States) (ssp harrisi)
Bill Wayman 1 February 2008 4 years ago 36 sec 4
a juvenile perched in a high tree Locality Chaclacayo, Lima Department, Peru
Wim ten Have 19 November 2011 6 weeks ago 16 sec 3.8
An immature bird perching on a tree and then flying. Locality Costanera Sur Ecological Reserve, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina (ssp unicinctus)
German Pugnali 5 July 2009 3 years ago 13 sec 3.7
PhotosSee all 49 photos
Gavião asa de telha
Locality São Vicente, São Paulo State, Brazil
Lindolfo Souto 19 July 2012 46 weeks ago 4.4
Locality Santos, São Paulo State, Brazil
Alexandre Gualhanone 4 July 2012 42 weeks ago 4.4
Harris' Hawk flying off with its prey
Locality Recife, Pernambuco State, Brazil
Stephen John Jones 28 May 2013 2 weeks ago ADDED LAST MONTH 4.3
An individual perched on a branch at the top of a tree.
Locality Hato Masaguaral, Guárico State, Venezuela (ssp unicinctus)
Eduardo López 25 August 2008 4 years ago 4.3
an adult flying
Locality Apacunca, Chinandega Department, Nicaragua (ssp harrisi)
Orlando Jarquín G. 14 November 2012 26 weeks ago 4.3
This bird is part of a collection of raptors at The Desert Museum in Tucson, AZ. This bird has just finished a flight to the tr
Locality Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA (United States)
georgeanast 22 February 2009 4 years ago 4.2