Cooperative Hunting Harris' Hawks (Parabuteo unicinctus).

@article{Bednarz1988CooperativeHH,
  title={Cooperative Hunting Harris' Hawks (Parabuteo unicinctus).},
  author={Janusz Bednarz},
  journal={Science},
  year={1988},
  volume={239 4847},
  pages={
          1525-7
        }
}
Coordinated hunting by several individuals directed toward the capture and sharing of one Large prey animal has been documented convincingly only for a few mammalian carnivores. In New Mexico, Harris' hawks formed hunting parties of two to six individuals in the nonbreeding season. This behavior improved capture success and the average energy available per individual enabled hawks to dispatch prey larger than themselves. These patterns suggest that cooperation is important to understanding the… CONTINUE READING
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