|Roadside Hawk Rupornis
(aka Buteo magnirostris, Asturina magnirostris)
Brazilian name: gavião-carijó
The Roadside Hawk is the most common hawk throughout most of its territory which stretches from Mexico to northern Argentina.
It is found in most habitats with the exception of the interior of dense forest.
|It is a fairly small hawk with a longish tail and shortish wings. Its breast and lower underparts are barred brown and white and its tail has 4 or 5 grey bars. It has yellow eyes and cere although there is some variation. In flight it shows rufous patches on the wings.|
has a varied diet including insects, reptiles and small
|This very rufous bird in photo 4 is the sub-species B. m. nattereri.|
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