Zone-tailed Hawk

Buteo albonotatus

Order

FALCONIFORMES

Family

Kites, Eagles and Hawks (Accipitridae)

Code 4

ZTHA

Code 6

BUTALN

ITIS

HEAD

Zone-tailed Hawk Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Hooked
  • Eye Color: Dark brown in both juvenile and adult. Also described as reddish brown or dark warm sepia.
  • Head pattern: Plain, Eyering
  • Crown Color: Black
  • Forehead Color: Black
  • Nape Color: Black
  • Throat Color: Black
  • Cere color: Yellow

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BODY

Zone-tailed Hawk Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 46-53 cm (18-21 in)
  • Weight: 635 g (22.4 oz)
  • Size: Large (16 - 32 in)
  • Color Primary: Black
  • Underparts: Black
  • Upperparts: Black
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Zone-tailed Hawk Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Soars on thermals., Flapping and gliding flight.
  • Wingspan Range: 119-135 cm (47-53 in)
  • Wing Shape: Broad-Wings, Rounded-Wings
  • Tail shape: Fan-shaped Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Banded
  • Upper Tail: Black and white banded.
  • Under Tail: Black and white banded.
  • Leg Color: Yellow
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