Short-tailed Hawk Buteo brachyurus

  • Order: Accipitriformes
  • Family: Accipitridae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
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Distinguishing Characteristics

37 - 46 cm. Eyes dark, cere and legs yellow, plumage around the eyes and forehead whitish. Wings long and broad, slightly tapered toward tips. Tail medium length and squared. Have two plumages: clear and dark. Clear plumage: Head and back dark brown. Dark

Similar Species

Compared with immature Short-tailed Hawk in clear plumage, Buteo nitidus individuals, have the plumage of the belly with dark patterns much more marked. Individuals Buteo platypterus are similar to Buteo brachyurus but the first have the wings shorter and

Detailed Description

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Recommended Citation

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