Northern Harrier Hawk

Northern Harrier Hawk

Hawk is a dramatic bird that has a firm hold on people's imaginations. He exists on every continent. Although many confuse Hawk, Eagle, Vulture and Falcon, we know of no culture that has managed to ignore these birds in their mythology, legend, and literature. Egyptians, Chinese, Celts, Assyrians, Hindus, Greeks, Romans, Polynesians, Aztecs, Native Americans, and everybody else we know of has made an important place for these birds in folklore and myth. Usually, Hawk is associated with violence and death. Mouse, Frog, and Hawk was one of Aesop's Fables that did not go well for either Mouse or Frog. In the early part of the nineteenth century, Black Hawk was an important Sauk Indian leader that gave his name to one of the more important American Indian wars. Today, Blackhawk is a famous combat helicopter. "War Hawk" is a phrase used to describe people who advocate an aggressive foreign policy.

A gathering of Hawks is called a Cast of Hawks
and Bruce Willis was cast as Hudson Hawk in the movie (1991).

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