Monday, April 9, 2012

Family Hunting Together

Harris hawks are different from their red-tailed cousins in many aspects but primarily they are more 'social'. Families often remain together much longer than Red Tails, and they hunt cooperatively. The following series of pictures shows the whole hawk family hunting (squirrels) together one sunny afternoon last month (March 2012).

See these sites to observe differences between two species:

One of the parents observing young hawks hunting

Matias flying from 'perch' tree
Three juveniles hunting squirrels

Matias on left side watching kids hunt

Alba lands to 'help out'

Oh oh, looks like they lost prey

Alba has moved close by

Matias supervising hunt

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