Other Names: none
Distribution: eastern North America in summer; northern South America in winter. A nonmigratory population exists in the Caribbean.
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.