|Savanna Hawk Buteogallus
(aka Heterospizias meridionalis)
Brazilian name: avião-caboclo
This is a large and relatively common species in open country or savanna and is found in this type of habitat throughout South America.
Like the Black-collared Hawk, it has very long, broad wings and a short tail. It is mostly a dull cinnamon rufous in colour with narrow bars on the underside which are difficult to see at a distance.
|It has long yellow legs, a
reddish yellow to pale brown iris and a yellow cere.
The immature Savanna Hawk seen in photos 2 and 3 shows a pale buffy supercilium.
It is often seen at the edge of fires where it finds escaping prey.There are recordings and a distribution map on xeno-canto.
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