Saturday, July 12, 2014

Harris hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus)

The Harris's hawk or Harris hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus) formerly known as the bay-winged hawk or dusky hawk, is a medium-large bird of prey that breeds from the southwestern United States south to Chile and central Argentina. Birds are sometimes reported at large in Western Europe, especially Britain, but it is a popular species in falconry and these records almost certainly all refer to escapes from captivity.

I found this one at Bodafon Farm Park, Llandudno, North Wales.

A contribution to
Saturday Critters;
I'd rather b birdin;
Camera Critters.


  1. What a wonderful find and great shot. Have a great weekend.

  2. Good looking hawk! Great photo! Thanks for linking up with my critter party. Have a happy weekend!

  3. How beautiful! We have red tailed hawks around here but I've never seen a harris!

  4. I am thrilled beyond words...what a beauty!!

    Thanks for linking up this weekend at the Bird D'Pot!!