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Old Monday 16th January 2012, 22:49   #1
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Harris Hawk?

So, I'm walking to the Desert Botanical Garden along a busy road when I hear some bird screeching it's head off @ a nearby office building. Ilook over and there is a gorgeous bird of prey sitting pretty in front of the blue windows. I hurried over and took several shots before it stared me down and flew away. I have passed by this spot several days now and it's always there. I guess it lives there. Anyway, I did a search on birds of prey in Phoenix, AZ and cross refrenced the list with google images and I came up with Harris Hawk. Confirm, please.
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Also, any way to tell if it's male or female?
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Old Monday 16th January 2012, 22:56   #3
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It is indeed a Harris Hawk. Male and female hawks have identical plumage.
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Also, any way to tell if it's male or female?
These birds are obviously not native over here but they are a very very popular falconry bird. I myself own both a male and female. The females are much bigger, about a third. You can also tell by the tail length and the size of the feet. Having looked at your photo I'd say male.
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