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Broad-winged Hawk
(Bueto platypterus)

Broad-winged Hawk
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Broad-winged Hawk Information

Length:
14 - 19"

Breeding Habitat:
 Dry deciduous or mixed forests, forest edges, forest openings; wooded edges of swamps, lakes, ponds, and streams.

Diet: Small mammals such as shrews, mice, voles, squirrels; frogs, toads, lizards, snakes, large insects, some small birds.
 
 
Identification tips for the Broad-winged Hawk
 
Call of the Broad-winged Hawk
 

Interesting Facts about the Broad-winged Hawk

• The Broad-winged Hawk breeds in deciduous or mixed woodlands, often near forest edges or forest openings.

• In the fall, Broad-winged Hawks migrate to Central and South America in large flocks (also known as "kettles"). The raptors in these flocks often number in the thousands and ride the warm upward-moving air currents called thermals.

• Each year, these raptors return to their previous nesting territory, but unlike some birds, they don't use the same nest. Instead they build a new nest or add onto an existing nest that was built by a squirrel, crow, or other hawk.

 
Range Maps:
 
Broad-winged Hawk Breeding Map Broad-winged Hawk Winter Map      USGS
     
Breeding Map          Winter Map (CBC)     
 
Additional photos and information:

Broad-winged Hawk
Photos, physical description, taxonomy, habitat and distribution, vocalization, diet, and reproduction of this raptor. (From Wikipedia)
 
Broad-winged Hawk in Flight
Broad-winged Hawk in Flight
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