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Gray-lined Hawk Buteo nitidus

  • Order: Accipitriformes
  • Family: Accipitridae
  • Polytypic: 3 subspecies
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Distinguishing Characteristics

38 - 43 cm. Eyes dark, cere and legs yellow to yellow-orange. Head and back grey, belly pale grey to grey, coarsely barred whitish. In flight and seen from below, the wings are white, and the five external feathers with black tip. Long tail, and while res

Similar Species

Compared with the youth of Gray Hawk, Buteo platypterus have shorter tail (vs. longer tail), the dark band on the margin of the wing (viewed from below) is more obvious (vs. thin band) The white rump is inconspicuous, has fewer bands on the tail and its t

Detailed Description

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Recommended Citation

Gray-lined Hawk (Buteo nitidus), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: