Where at the Zoo
KAYTEE World of Birds Show
Body length: 22 inches
Weight: 1.5-2.4 pounds
Wingspan: 45 inches
Lifespan: 20 years in human care
Where in the World
North, Central and South America
What They Eat
Harris hawks catch small mammals, lizards and birds. They hunt for jackrabbits, particularly in winter.
Where They Live
Found from southwestern United States down to Argentina and Chile, Harris hawks inhabit semi-dry deserts and woodlands.
What They Do
This species’ cooperative hunting is noteworthy. Up to seven birds are known to band together when capturing prey.
How They’re Doing
Although their population is generally declining, these hawks still have a large enough range to be considered at least concern for extinction.
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