Broad-winged Hawk

Other Names: none

Distribution: eastern North America in summer; northern South America in winter. A nonmigratory population exists in the Caribbean.

Broad-winged Hawk distribution range map

Description:

Size: 33-38 cm in length with a 74-100 cm wingspan, weighing 265-560 g.

Plumage: Adults are plain brown above, barred with rusty red below, with broad black-and-white tail bands. Juveniles are similar, but sparsely spotted or blotched below, and with less distinct tail bands. The legs are yellow, the beak is yellow with a black tip, and the eyes are brown.

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Broad-winged Hawk

Broad-winged Hawk

Bill Shape
hooked
Regions
alabama
alberta
arizona
arkansas
british columbia
california
colorado
connecticut
delaware
district of columbia
florida
georgia
idaho
illinois
indiana
iowa
kansas
kentucky
louisiana
maine
manitoba
maryland
massachusetts
mexico
michigan
minnesota
mississippi
missouri
montana
nebraska
nevada
new brunswick
new hampshire
new jersey
new mexico
new york
north carolina
north dakota
northwest territories
nova scotia
ohio
oklahoma
ontario
oregon
pennsylvania
quebec
rhodeisland
saskatchewan
south carolina
south dakota
tennessee
texas
utah
vermont
virginia
washington
west virginia
wisconsin
wyoming
yukon
Tail Shape
squared-tail
Wing Shape
broad-wings
Action
hopping
Markings
head
plain
Sounds
harsh call
melodious
Location
high perching
low perching
north in summer
south in summer
Habitat
Forests
Color
brown
green
white
Body Shape
hawk
Size
large
small
Order
birds of prey, raptors - falconiformes
kites, eagles and hawks - accipitridae
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species