Baking: Short-Tailed Hawk

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Buteo brachyurus

Length: 15-20 in Wingspan: 35-40 in Weight: 1-2 lbs

Identification:

Light adult is dark gray/brown above and light below, with some rufous on collar. Dark morph is all dark.

short_tailed_hawk

Distribution:

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Range map by Neotropical Birds

Cool Facts:

The Short-Tailed Hawk is a tropical species that ventures as far north as Florida. Like many hawks, this species can be found as a light morph (pictured) or completely dark morph.

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References:

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