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Grey Hawk

Buteo plagiatus

Description:

Smallish raptor, pale grey body; tail is black with three white bands and the legs are orange; solid, unpatterned gray on the upper parts.

Habitat:

Dry, tropical forest edge

Notes:

Saw in my weekday morning trek to O, but this time I had a good camera to catch it.

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13 Comments

stephen5
stephen5 7 years ago

This is not a Gray Hawk. It is a Broad-winged Hawk, a migrant from North America.

Indio Jones
Indio Jones 7 years ago

I sent you an invitation. And if you love it so much, you should marry Nicaragua. :) and elope there while taking pictures of the birds of prey.

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 7 years ago

Send me a ticket and I'm on my way!!! ;-) I spent a couple weeks in Costa Rica 2 years ago and would absolutely love to come back to the area!! Such diversity!!!

Indio Jones
Indio Jones 7 years ago

Personally, I will support the perspective that it is part of North America. If Christy you decide to change your mind, suggest that I don't include it in your mission. Are they any other fauna that is in your mission from way over there that I would support your cause? And is there any reason that you can't reciprocate and come to Nicaragua and spot some for our mission?

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 7 years ago

@Indio - needless to say, my mission DOES include Central America, and I'd love to include your spotting. ;-)

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 7 years ago

I'm sure someday they'll be made the same...one way or another!! ;-) To me it's weird NOT to think of Central America being part of North America. So for you does North America include Mexico?? or stop at the US border?? I asked someone else (another spotting) to join the mission too and he argued the same thing. Oh well! I'll keep that in mind when I ask people in the future...thanks for the info asergio!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 7 years ago

Sorry, Christy, it seems that different countries have different ways of defining the continents. For us in Brazil there is only one american continent, separated in three regions, north, central and south. So, for us brazilians is a bit strange the notion of a north american continent that includes central america too.

Jorge4
Jorge4 7 years ago

If the species occurs also in North America, I don`t think there is not any problem in including it on the mission. I would be different if the species is only fron Central and South America.

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 7 years ago

Maybe we learn different things in different countries. North America includes Canada down through Panama. Latin America includes Mexico down through the tip of South America. So Nicaragua is in both! see Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Ameri...

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 7 years ago

ChristyHolland, Nicaragua is not in North America (at least that I know), and it is far away from the range of your mission. Thank you.

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 7 years ago

Sure it is! It's in Central America and that's part of North America...No violation and I'd love to have the spotting included!

Indio Jones
Indio Jones 7 years ago

Christy,
If it is no violation, sure. But you are aware that Nicaragua is not in North America?

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 7 years ago

Great capture!! This is a new one for me! I'd love you to add this one to the mission Raptors of North America: http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8627...

Indio Jones
Spotted by
Indio Jones

Rivas, Rivas, Nicaragua

Lat: 11.18, Long: -85.80

Spotted on Oct 24, 2012
Submitted on Oct 24, 2012

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