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Includes Bay-winged Hawk
Length 45â€“59 cm (17Â¾-23Â¼ in), WS 107cm (42"), Wt. 900gm (2lb).
The southernmost form (Bay-winged Hawk) remains streaked on underside and paler, streaked head even as adult, and is fairly pale on underside as juvenile.
Sonoran desert of the southwest USA and Mexico, Baja Penisula, Gulf Coast from central coastline of Texas southward through Mexico to Chile and Argentina. This species is absent from much of eastern South America
There are 2 subspecies:
Sparse woodland and semi-desert, as well as marshes.
An unusual behavior in its family is team hunting; birds will cooperate in taking prey, often taking perches in what seems like a strategic manner to confuse and herd its prey before one of the group strikes. This allows it to take larger prey such as jackrabbits. Teams can comprise 2 to 6 individuals. Other prey includes rodents, lizards, and birds.
They nest in a tree; the clutch consisting of 2â€“4 eggs which are incubated for 28 days.
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