Coda Falconry

Vega, Harris Hawk

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Latin Name

Parabuteo unicinctus


15-25 years

Body size

1.4-2.8 lbs.
46-76 cm.
100-120cm wingspan

Native habitat

Marshland and desert areas of Central and South America


Small to medium-sized mammals, ground squirrels, rabbits, lizards, birds and occasionally carrion

Manoeuvrable and Intelligent.

Harris hawks are sociable, intelligent birds that can be found in the marshland and desert areas of Central and South America. Harris hawks are very popular in falconry because they have friendly, sociable characters and can hunt a large variety of prey for their human handler.