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Broad-winged Hawk

Name (Latin): Buteo platypterus

 

 

                                         Size: L 15" WS 34" WT: 390 g

 

Description: pointed, straight-edged wings. Wings have dark brown top and light pale underwing with a dark border. Adults have a white band across their tails

 

                        Song/Sounds: "Kee-eee." Listen Here. 

 

Habitat: Breeding grounds are in continous decidous or mixed-decidous forest. Winters in tropical forests.

 

          Seasons in Keene: Summers

 

                           Nest and Eggs: Clutch is 1-5 eggs

 

    Similar Species: Red-shouldered hawk, Cooper's Hawk

 

                     Distribution: Entire U.S. and lower Southern edge of Canada

 

         Population: Stable and/or increasing

 

Fun Facts: The Broad-winged hawk leaves its breeding ground completly in the fall and winter months. Broad-wings can be seen migrating together in large flocks called "kettles" that can be in numbers up to the thousands.

 

                      Video: Broad-winged Hawk
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