Broad-winged Hawk
Buteo platypterus


Photo courtesy Susan Douglas, Brewton, Alabama


Photo courtesy Mike Carter, Pensacola, Florida

Identification: National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, Page 114. The White underwings have dark borders. The tail has a broad black and white band, with the last white band being broader than the others. The wings are broad but more pointed than in Red-shouldered Hawk. Juvenile birds typically have a black streak under the beak; dark-bordered underwings, indistinct bands on the tail (very similar to Red-shouldered but paler below), white dots on the back, and a large white patch across the neck. The bird pictured in top photo is a juvenile.

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