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Harris Hawk


Harris Hawk
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Copyright: Matthew Harrison (matthew) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 17 W: 1 N: 86] (342)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: Fuji S5 Pro, SIGMA 150mm 1:2.8 APO MACRO DG HSM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-05-25 12:16
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Points: 2
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Harris Hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus)

Taken at Hagley Falconry centre (www.thefalconrycentre.co.uk)


Origin: Parts of Central and Southern America, spreading into southern parts of North America.

Diet: Mammals to the size of rabbits and jackrabbits, birds up to pheasant size, also lizards and insects.

Habitat: Fairly open country, sometimes in swampy areas but more generally in drier regions: thin or patchy woodland with adjacent scrub, open savannah, grassland and semi-desert with saguaro cactus. (Not found in higher Andes and rainforest)

The Harris Hawk is the only species of raptor that has been recorded cooperatively hunting in the wild. Very often in pairs, but trios recorded and groups of up to six occasionally recorded in northern population.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-05-25 12:23]

Hallo Matthew !

Splendid capture.
Nice picture, well done.
Hallo a quiet evening,
Adrian

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