Harris Hawk

About the Harris Hawk
Also known as: Harris's Hawk, Bay-winged Hawk or Dusky Hawk

The Harris's Hawk or Harris Hawk is a bird of prey which breeds from southwestern United States to Chile and central Argentina. They are also regularly spotted in Western Europe, especially Britain, but these records almost certainly refer to escapes from falconry trade.

John James Audubon gave this bird its English name after his friend Edward Harris.

Harris Hawks are used in European towns to scare Pigeons and Starlings. They are also used at airports to scare birds away from runways to reduce the risk of birdstrikes with planes.

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