30 December, 2009

Grey Hawk

Scientific Name: Buteo nitidus

Population Estimate: 2M

Range / Habitat: Open country and forest edges from southwestern United States, through Mexico, Central America and south to Bolivia, Brazil and central Argentina. Sightings on Trinidad and Tobago.

Field Notes: Medium-sized hawk with all grey head and wings. Belly with faint grey barring. Tail relatively long with wide stripes. Differentiated from Roadside Hawk by all grey body and dark iris.

Personal Notes: A common sight along the road from Tulum to Cancun.

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