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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
    • Aguililla Cola Blanca (Spanish)
    • Buse à queue blanche (French)
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