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Buteo platypterus or Buteo jamaicensis


Is a raptor that curiously we found in the gardens of a butterfly nursery in Guatemala, close to Antigua. I am not entirely sure of the ID but these were the closest I could find. El adulto mide de 34 a 45 cm, pesa de 265 a 560 g y una envergadura alar de 8 a 10 dm. Como en la mayoría de las rapaces, la hembra es ligeramente más grande que el macho.


Tropical rain forest Central America.


Pic making shared between my friend Victor and I.

2 Species ID Suggestions

SheaEckert 9 years ago
Red-Tailed Hawk
Buteo jamaicensis Red-tailed Hawk
Red Tailed Hawk
Buteo jamaicensis

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The MnMs
The MnMs 8 years ago

Thanks for checking, Kassius :-)

Kassius Santos
Kassius Santos 8 years ago

Hi Marta, is a Red-Tailed Hawk, no doubt.

The MnMs
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Sacatepéquez, Guatemala

Spotted on Jun 3, 2006
Submitted on Jun 12, 2011

Spotted for Mission

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