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 16 videos
A bird perched on the hand. Locality Jurong Bird Park, Singapore
Josep del Hoyo 18 October 2011 1 year ago 19 sec 2.6
A resting bird looking around Locality Kintzheim, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France (Monotypic species)
Eric Roualet 26 July 2012 1 year ago 15 sec 2.5
A bird hovering. Locality Canudos, Bahia State, Brazil (ssp unicinctus)
Josep del Hoyo 9 October 2008 4 years ago 51 sec 2.3
A hunting bird resting on a stand Locality Mandeville, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, USA (United States)
Bill Wayman 31 March 2004 5 years ago 33 sec 2.3
PhotosSee all 56 photos
Locality Tacuarembó Department, Uruguay (Monotypic species)
Samantha Klein 5 September 2013 9 weeks ago 3.8
On a wire near the refuge entrance road
Locality Laguna Atascosa , Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge, Texas, USA (United States) (ssp harrisi)
Erik Breden 21 November 2009 3 years ago 3.8
Perched, showing undertail coverts
Locality England, Great Britain
Grant Swain 25 April 2007 4 years ago 3.8
A bird in the little zoo of Jandia
Locality Fuerteventura, Canary Islands
Rainer Mönke 11 November 2009 4 years ago 3.6
A lateral view of an adult male
Locality La Selvotta Park, Formello, Lazio Region, Italy
raniero massoli-novelli 8 January 2012 1 year ago 3.6
Bird perched on electric pole.
Locality La Aurora, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
Patricio Mackenzie 2 April 2011 2 years ago 3.6