Created 18-Nov-12
Modified 19-Nov-12
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The Harris Hawk - or Harris's Hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus) is one of the most easily trained birds for Falconry. A common bird in the wild in Britain, it is a favourite with Falconers, due to the ease with which it can be trained.
A favourite food is Rabbits, the Harris Hawk is a great deal of fun when taken out into the wild, with Rabbit on the menu. A Harris Hawk will clear a midden of Rabbits in under an hour - and leave a tasty feast for the Falconer!

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Category:Animals
Subcategory:Birds
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Keywords:Harris Hawk, Harris's Hawk, Hawk, beak, bird, brown, feathers, talons

Harris Hawk eating Chicken

Image of a One of Andy Hughes' Falcons cowering over a "Chicken McNugget" at Dunrobin Castle Falconry, Scotland.

Andy Hughes & Harris Hawk.

Image of Andy Hughes, the Falconer at Dunrobin Castle, Sutherland, Highlands of Scotland.  Photographed here with one of his Harris Hawks, it is an iconic image of Falconer with Hawk.

Harris Hawk in Flight

Harris Hawk in Flight

Harris Hawk eating Chicken

Iamge of a Harris Hawk, eating Chicken

Andy Hughes & Harris Hawk

Image of Andy Hughes, Falconer at Dunrobin Castle, Sutherland with Harris Hawk and Chicken McNugget.  The 'cowed' wings of the Harris Hawk, defend its meal.

Harris Hawk on Perch

Photo of Harris Hawk, perched above the crowd, ready to fly.

Harris Hawk, Wings Outspread

Image of Harris Hawk, wings outstretched, ready to fly.

Harris Hawk Flying High

Image of a Harris Hawk at Fuengirola Cable Car Falconry, using the thermals, to soar high above spectators.