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Harris's hawk Parabuteo unicinctus

Animals in our sanctuary

Sautje
Date of birth
29-12-2015
Date of arrival
19-09-2017
Sautje

Sautje is one of the many birds of prey that are kept by private individuals in a much too small aviary or even tied up. Due to circumstances she was ceded or abandoned. Sautje was brought into a reception center and can now enjoy a new life in De Zonnegloed.


Odin
Date of birth
25-08-2010
Date of arrival
01-06-2009
Odin

Odin comes from VOC Braschaat. Odin is a bird of prey that was kept by private owners. They then deliberately let him go because they no longer wanted to take care of him. The animal now gets a worthy life in De Zonnegloed.


Insula
Date of birth
01-01-2001
Date of arrival
12-12-2011
Insula

Insula comes from the Opglabeek Nature Aid Center. She was used by a falconer for shows. The animal escaped or was deliberately released. The owner never came to collect the animal. Fortunately, he now enjoys a new life in De Zonnegloed.


Harte
Date of birth
01-01-2001
Date of arrival
12-12-2011
Harte

Harte comes from the VOC Heusden-Zolder. Harte was found in a forest, clamped with his leather belts (belts that are used for falconry). The animal was in very bad shape. But luckily he now gets a nice life in De Zonnegloed.


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Features

Size:
46 - 76 cm
Nutrition:
Hagedissen, middelgrote vogels en zoogdieren tot de grootte van een volwassen konijn.
Weight:
m.546 - 850 gram / v.766 - 1633 gram
Age:
15 jaar in natuur
Gestation:
31 - 36 dagen
Status:
Minste zorg
Environment:
Zuidwestelijke Verenigde Staten tot Chili en Centraal-Argentinië

Where does he feel most at home?

The Harris’s hawks love to live in half open savannahs and semi-deserts found in South-America up to the Southwest of the USA.

What's his favourite food?

They love to eat rodents, like rabbits and rats, birds, reptiles and large insects.

Fun fact

Harris’s hawks are very quick learners. When they’re young they go and hunt together with an older hawk to learn the tricks of the trade. Because of this they are the favourite bird for falconry.

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