photo by Phil Swanson
L 21″(53 cm) W 46″(117 cm).
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Description: Brown body with chestnut shoulders, wing linings, and thighs. Long black tail with white tip and white uppertail coverts. Juvenile is similar with brown streaking below.
Habitat: Mesquite shrub and desert areas.
Where in Nebraska: Accidental. One record from Douglas County, Nebraska in 1922.
Field Notes: Sometimes females will have two mates.
Fun Facts: Will build platform nests in saguaro cacti. Harris’s Hawks nest in social groups from one adult pair up to seven individuals containing adults and immaure hawks.