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Broad-winged Hawk

Buteo platypterus, Juvenile


Small, compare to the other Birds of Prey I have seen, it is said it could be 19 inches, 48 cm, so it had to be a juvenile.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Liam 9 years ago
Gray Hawk (juvenile)
Buteo plagiatus A juvenile perching. | the Internet Bird Collection

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Thank you, Liam.
I search and search and this Bird looked just like a Broad-winged Hawk, Buteo platypterus, Juvenile, the only thing I found strange was how small it was, I will check your ID suggestion.

Liam 9 years ago

Still a bit early for Broad-wingeds in Costa Rica (they should arrive around the week of the 20th) and facial pattern is off. This looks like a juvenile Gray Hawk to me.

Costa Rica

Spotted on Sep 8, 2013
Submitted on Sep 8, 2013

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