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Harris’s hawk

(Parabuteo unicinctus)


Category: Birds



These hawks generally inhabit arid regions ranging from the southwestern United States south to Chile and Argentina. They are known for their cooperative hunting behaviors and will work together in pairs or even larger groups in pursuit of prey. Their social, intelligent natures makes them amenable to training and a popular species to use in falconry.




Data & Facts

Scientific Classification
Kingdom - Animalia
Phylum - Chordata
Class - Aves
Order - Accipitriformes
Family - Accipitridae
Genus - Parabuteo
Species - P. unicinctus

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Interesting Animal Facts

A Truly Amazing Race…

Many species of birds migrate when the weather changes, but some species take their journeys to extremes. The Arctic tern tops this list: it flies from the Arctic to Antarctic and back again every year of its life! In 2013, scientists tracked Arctic terns nesting in the Netherlands and discovered that they flew 56,000 miles per year! With a lifespan of approximately 30 years, this means these birds fly over 1.5 million miles over the course of their lives! Because the distance they migrate is so enormous, they don’t just get better weather and more abundant food each year, they get more daylight than any other animal on the planet!

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