Broad-winged Hawk

Buteo platypterus

Order

FALCONIFORMES

Family

Kites, Eagles and Hawks (Accipitridae)

Code 4

BWHA

Code 6

BUTPLA

ITIS

HEAD

Broad-winged Hawk Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Hooked
  • Eye Color: Juvenile gray or pale light brown, turning brown late in year. In light morph bird, cinnamon or amber to buffy brown, red in dark morph birds.
  • Head pattern: Streaked
  • Crown Color: Brown
  • Forehead Color: Dark Brown
  • Nape Color: Brown
  • Throat Color: White
  • Cere color: Yellow

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BODY

Broad-winged Hawk Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 33-48 cm (13-19 in)
  • Weight: 419 g (14.8 oz)
  • Size: Large (16 - 32 in)
  • Color Primary: White, Brown
  • Underparts: White with brown streaking.
  • Upperparts: Mottled dark brown.
  • Back Pattern: Solid, Scaled or scalloped
  • Belly Pattern: Barred or banded
  • Breast Pattern: Barred or banded

FLIGHT

Broad-winged Hawk Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Soars on thermals., Several rapid shallow wing beats followed by glide.
  • Wingspan Range: 81-99 cm (32-39 in)
  • Wing Shape: Broad-Wings
  • Tail shape: Squared Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Large black and white bands.
  • Upper Tail: Black and white.
  • Under Tail: White
  • Leg Color: Yellow
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