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Harris's Hawk ~ Juvenile  by Kimberly Chadwick

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Taken at Silverbell lake in Tucson,Az

This unusual species of deserts,brushy savannah, and arid woodlands is closely related to buteos and Common Black-Hawk. Unlike other American raptors, they breed year round.

Often forming polyandrous groups (2 males,1 female). Known also to form communal groups of 4-5 members. The young from previous broods will take care of the nest as well as defend it when needed. Hunting collectively for larger rodents such as hares & gophers.

Once called the Bay-winged Hawk, it has distinctive chestnut, black and white feathers that make it a favorite among falconers.

VOICE A strange, grating, nasal eeehhhhhhhh similar to a caracara


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  • WendyJC
    WendyJCover 4 years ago

    magnificent detail Kimberly!
    brilliant capture.

  • Thank you so much Wendy. ☺

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • RichImage
    RichImageover 4 years ago

    great focus… beautiful bird, beautiful capture Kimberly

  • It was in up in a tree and to be that close to them in the wild was a real treat. It was by itself, and just chillin out watching the people fishing. I felt blessed, thank you!☺

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 4 years ago

    Fine shot; the blue sets him off perfectly. Love the foot action.

  • It was a lucky shot of course. Right place, right time! Thanks Sheila ☺

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsover 4 years ago

    Great shot Kimberly!!

  • Thanks Marvin ☺

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Matt  Harvey
    Matt Harveyover 4 years ago

    awesome photo beaut bird

  • Thank you very much Matt for your kind comment! Thanks for stopping by! ☺

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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