Short-tailed Hawk Buteo brachyurus

  • Order: Accipitriformes
  • Family: Accipitridae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
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Individuals Buteo brachyurus hunt their prey rushing in free fall from 100 - 200 m high. Usually their prey in the treetops, rarely hunt from perches or by air persecution.

Individuals of the Short-tailed Hawk usually seen in flight, rarely perched. Soars with wings flattish, only tip slightly curled up. His fluttering is relatively deep and slow.

Social and interspecific behavior

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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: