Birds of Colombia

    ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae (Kites, Hawks and Eagles)  
Genus: Buteo (7 species, 29 worldwide)

White-throated Hawk
White-throated Hawk (Buteo albigula)

Zone-tailed Hawk
Zone-tailed Hawk (Buteo albonotatus)
Arizona, United States  
Photograph by Andy Reago & Chrissy McClarren     Copyright and usage info

A black hawk that may confuse prey by looking similar to a Black Vulture.

Short-tailed Hawk
Short-tailed Hawk (Buteo brachyurus) Male

Short-tailed Hawk
Short-tailed Hawk (Buteo brachyurus fuliginosus) Female
  Dark morph.

Red-tailed Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) Rare/Accidental
United States  
Photograph by Tim Lenz     Copyright and usage info

A large 'buteo' hawk common in North America. Found as resident and migrant in various locations in central American and the Caribbean.

Grey-lined Hawk
Grey-lined Hawk (Buteo nitidus) Immature
Rio Claro Canyon Reserve, Colombia  

Grey-lined Hawk
Grey-lined Hawk (Buteo nitidus)
ProAves Cerulean Warbler Reserve, San Vicente de Chucuri, Santander, Colombia
  Split from the Grey Hawk, and found from south Costa Rica to Chile.

Broad-winged Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk (Buteo platypterus)
Minca, Magdalena, Colombia  

Migratory. A medium-sized hawk that is relatively common and often returns yearly to the same spot. Broad-winged hawks migrate in 'kettles' of many hundreds, sometimes with Turkey Vultures or Swainson's Hawks.

Swainson's Hawk
Swainson's Hawk (Buteo swainsoni) Immature
Saguache County, Colorado, USA
  An immature missing the dark chest.
Photograph by Calibas     Copyright and usage info

Swainson's Hawk
Swainson's Hawk (Buteo swainsoni)
Arizona, United States
  An 'pale morph' adult male with a dark chest, the most common plumage. Others are all brown (dark morph) or brown with rufous belly (reddish morph) (HBW).
Photograph by Gregory "Slobirdr" Smith     Copyright and usage info

A large migratory hawk that sometimes migrates south in groups of hundreds.

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