A global community of nature enthusiasts photographing and learning about wildlife
Project Noah Nature School
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.
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.
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.
Spotted on Sep 8, 2013 Submitted on Sep 8, 2013
Join the Project Noah Team