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Broad Winged Hawk

Buteo platypterus rivierei

Description:

large raptor, known locally as Chicken hawk, because it steals and eats chickens.

Habitat:

tropical rainforest

Notes:

I spotted this along a section of the Waitukubuli National Trail.

1 species ID suggestions

Slate
Slate 5 years ago
Broad Winged Hawk (Chicken Hawk)
Buteo platypterus

3 Comments

bayucca
bayucca 5 years ago

I am glad for confirmation, since it was just a quicky ID from my part ;-)...

dandoucette
dandoucette 5 years ago

Thanks bayucca and Slate for the ID.

bayucca
bayucca 5 years ago

Buteo platypterus rivierei, Broad-winged Hawk? Sorry no link, no tab left, I am still looking for your red bug...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broad-winge...

Saint Andrew Parish, Dominica

Lat: 15.50, Long: -61.33

Spotted on Mar 5, 2013
Submitted on Oct 13, 2013

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