Harris's Hawk Identification

The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    Harris's Hawks are large and lanky raptors with long legs and fairly long tails. They fly on broad, rounded wings. Females weigh nearly twice as much as males.

    Relative Size

    Larger than a Cooper's Hawk, smaller than a Golden Eagle.

    Relative Sizecrow sizedcrow-sized
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 18.1-23.2 in (46-59 cm)
      • Weight: 18.2-31.0 oz (515-880 g)
      • Wingspan: 40.5-46.9 in (103-119 cm)