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    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)