True hawks belong to the Accipiter family and only the Goshawk and Sparrowhawk are native to Britain. Their short rounded wings and long tail makes them highly manouevrable in flight, enabling them to chase quarry through woodland. Buzzards (Buteos) also have broad wings which, with their round tail makes them well adapted to soaring on thermals. The Harris Hawk, native to America, has similar characteristics to buzzards (hence its generic name, Parabuteo). It is a popular hunting bird on both sides of the Atlantic
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Every afternoon, a farmer throws out shovelsful of meat for the wild red kites in mid-Wales. Before the kites arrive, crows and buzzards feast on the bounty.
Harris hawks hunt in family groups so its not unusual for them to alight on food at the same time
Raptors have extremely acute vision and a large proportion of the skull is devoted to eye sockets