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Common Black or Zone-tailed Hawk - Trinidad

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Old Thursday 8th November 2018, 05:05   #1
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Common Black or Zone-tailed Hawk - Trinidad

Originally thought CBH since the wings looked quite broad, but the tail and head shape resemble ZTH.
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Old Thursday 8th November 2018, 10:42   #2
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I think this is common black hawk. Reasons include: only one clear tail band, fairly short tail, inner wing "bulge", and (for me) head shape. Compare for example:
https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Zone-tailed_Hawk/id
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Agree, short tail and protruding head. For Zone-tailed, look for a buteo that reminds you briefly of a Turkey Vulture

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