Harris’s Hawks are a year long resident of the Sonoran Desert, and one of the most abundant birds of prey in our area! Although they aren’t a rare sighting, they are very interesting birds! You will usually see them in groups of three or four, and these groups consist of one dominant female, two subordinate males that both breed with her, and sometimes one juvenile bird as well. They are one of the only few birds of prey that hunt cooperatively, using strategies similar to wolf packs to capture small birds, mammals, or lizards. Look for their dark body and chestnut colored shoulders on top of light poles, telephone poles, or saguaros!
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