Short-tailed Hawk Buteo brachyurus

  • Order: Accipitriformes
  • Family: Accipitridae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
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During courtship flights, couples Buteo brachyurus fly very high, drawing circles, "dancing" in the air. The nest is built by both parents, where the male brings the materials and the female ushers in the platform. Incubation is carried out mainly by the

This species breeds from early March to early July and have only one clutch per year. Buteo brachyurus nests are large platforms that measure about 60 - 90 cm wide and 15-30 cm deep, are usually built with long branches that are connected by fine branches

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: