Harris hawks have dark brown plumage, with white on the base and tip of the tail and shoulders and thighs that are chestnut-red in colour. Their legs are long and yellow in colour, just like their cere and they have a black beak.
Harris hawks are highly social and live in groups, that consist of a dominant, mature breeding pair and their offspring form previous years. The males will stay with their parents for a number of years whereas the females will leave, to begin their own groups, after approximately a year. The group will hunt work together hunt, carrying out carefully orchestrated hunting techniques.
Size: Harris hawks are relatively large Hawks with a wingspan ranging from 100-120 cm. Males weigh approximately 750grams and females are larger, weighing up to-1.5 kg.