White-throated Hawk Buteo albigula


The White-throated Hawk is a small, brown and white hawk of the Andes Mountains. An austral migrant, it breeds in central Chile and adjacent Argentina. It is now thought that birds found in the Andes from Peru north to Venezuela are entirely non-breeding visitors. It occurs in and around humid montane forests, and frequently soars high overhead. This species is dark brown above and largely white below. Unlike the similar Broad-winged Hawk (Buteo platypterus), White-throated has streaking confined largely to the sides of the breast and flanks, giving it a semi-collared appearance. The feeding and breeding behavior in this species are poorly-known. It apparently captures rodents and birds, and nests in shrubs or on cliffs.

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© Tom Schulenberg

  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

White-throated Hawk (Buteo albigula), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/whthaw1