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Which North American Juvenile Buteo? (1 Viewer)


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I saw this buteo on my property in Upstate New York today. Can you tell me which species it is and how you came to that conclusion?


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I would say Broad-Winged Hawk. The underbelly streaking is not confined to a belt shape, as with Red-Tailed Hawk, and I get the impression that the bird is a less bulky bird anyway. The banded tail is a good mark for Broad-Winged, as is the habitat, for they are most common in eastern forests.


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Second, Broad-winged hawk
Prolific side streaking, and shorter wing to tail projection
The pics suggest behavior more consistent with Broad-wing, more accipiter like, than a soaring buteo


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Do I remember from somewhere that the central throat stripe is diagnostic for Broad-winged? I can't put my hands on the reference.
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