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Roadside Hawk

Rupornis magnirostris

Description:

The roadside hawk is 31–41 cm long and weighs 250–300 g. Males are smaller than females, they are mainly brown or grey with light reddish-brown wings, especially when seen in flight. Several subspecies are recognize (about a dozen.) They feed on large insects and small vertebrates, usually seen on edges of forest and roads, they are found from Mexico to Argentina

Habitat:

Rainforest edges

Notes:

R. m. griseocauda sub specie for CR. Picture, shows a juvenile.

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Provincia Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Lat: 10.43, Long: -84.88

Spotted on Sep 28, 2017
Submitted on Oct 24, 2017

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