White-tailed Hawk

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White-tailed Hawk

Geranoaetus albicaudatus
  • ORDER: Accipitriformes
  • FAMILY: Accipitridae
Basic Description

A stocky hawk of open to sparsely wooded, arid regions, the White-tailed Hawk is found from southern Texas to South America. Its white tail with a black band near the tip is unique amongst North American hawks.

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Other Names
  • Busardo Coliblanco (Spanish)
  • Buse à queue blanche (French)
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