Nonnatives - Harris' Hawk

Harris' Hawk - Parabuteo unicinctus

Florida's Nonnative Wildlife. Species detail.

First year: 1950's

Extirpated year:

Established status: Species have populations whose status is unknown.

Estimated Florida range: 6 counties  Not reported breeding

Statewide trend: Unknown status

Threats to natives:  Preys on native birds an mammals. But there are too few to do any significant damage.

Species Account: Native to the southwestern United States, Argentina, Chile, and Brazil.

Habitats: Central or core urban area, Low density suburban development, areas peripheral to core urban areas, and small towns

County First Year Extirpated Year Breeding status Notes
Alachua 1966 1969 Not reported breeding Live trapped in 1969
Brevard 1962   Not reported breeding Male and a female escaped.
Lee 1950's   Not reported breeding  
Marion 1950's   Not reported breeding  
Monroe 1950's   Not reported breeding Escapee
saint Lucie 1950's   Not reported breeding  


Pranty, B. 1996b. A birder's guide to Florida. American Birding Association, Inc., Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA.

Robertson, W. B., and G. E. Woolfenden. 1992. Florida bird species: an annotated list. Florida Ornithological Society, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

Stevenson, H. M., and B. H. Anderson. 1994. The birdlife of Florida. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

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USGS species account

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