Harris's Hawk (Harris Hawk, Bay-winged Hawk) Parabuteo unicinctus

This species comes from the Americas and does not occur naturally in Europe. However it is one of the most popular raptors with falconers and escaped birds can sometimes be encountered in the UK, such as the birdS below, one of which spent a few years in the Guist area of Norfolk.

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escaped Harris's Hawk, Guist Bridge (Norfolk, UK), 16th April 2011

 

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escaped Harris's Hawk, Guist Bridge/Bintree Mill area (Norfolk, UK), 4th May 2011

 

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escaped Harris's Hawk, Guist Bridge (Norfolk, UK), 11th April 2009

 

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escaped Harris's Hawk (with Carrion Crow and Marsh Harriers), Strumpshaw Fen (Norfolk, UK), 14th April 2012