White-tailed Hawk

 

 


Other Names:

Harris Hawk

Distribution

Found in tropical or sub-tropical environments across the Americas,  from coastal Texas and the Rio Grande Valley to central Argentina.  They are also found on many Caribbean islands, although mostly the southern ones.  
 

Description

They average 21–23 in (53–58 cm) in length, including the short tail, and have a wing span of around 4 ft (1.2 m).

The plumage is grey above and whitish below and on the rump, with some faint pale grey or rufous barring.  They have rusty-red shoulder patches and a narrow black band near the end of the tail. The wings are dark above and whitish below.  The beak is black with a  horn-colored base.  The feet are yellow with black talons.

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White-tailed Hawk

White-tailed Hawk

Bill Shape
hooked
Regions
arizona
caribbean
louisiana
texas
Tail Shape
fan-shaped-tail
Wing Shape
broad-wings
long-wings
rounded-wings
Action
hopping
Sounds
melodious
Location
low perching
south in summer
Habitat
Forests
Marshes
Color
gray
yellow
white
Body Shape
hawk
Size
large
small
Order
birds of prey, raptors - falconiformes
kites, eagles and hawks - accipitridae
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species