Short-tailed Hawk Buteo brachyurus

  • Order: Accipitriformes
  • Family: Accipitridae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the Short-tailed Hawk
eBird range map for Short-tailed Hawk

Generated from eBird observations (Year-Round, 1900-present)

Distribution in the Americas

Buteo brachyurus is distributed from southern Florida in United States of America to Chile, Bolivia, and northeastern Argentina. In Mexico it is distributed on both slopes, from the center Sinaloa in western and Veracruz in east, to Chiapas and Yucatan Pe

Populations of Buteo brachyurus in México are mainly residents, although some have reported migrations in southern Veracruz. This is a species common to frequent. It has been estimated that the range of occurrence of this species is about 14,000,000 km2,

Distribution outside the Americas

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Short-tailed Hawk inhabits a wide variety of habitats, from tropical to subtropical latitudes. It can be found moist forests, edges of riparian forests, partially disturbed forests, arid and wetlands. This species occurs between 0 and 2000 m asl.

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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: