Baking: Swainson’s Hawk


Buteo swainsoni

Length: 15-25 in Wingspan: 45-55 in Weight: 1.5-3 lbs


Dark head and upper breast with white chin and forehead. In flight, white armpits contrast with dark flight feathers.




Range map by Neotropical Birds

Cool Facts:

Swainson’s Hawks are a classic Buteo, or soaring hawk. Their broad wings and tail are specifically designed to glide on warm air thermals, with minimal flapping required.

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