Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Broad-winged Hawk

Broad-winged Hawk at Malheur NWR HQ, 5/20/18.

I saw this bird flying overhead with stiff, fast wing beats. It's tail seemed too short to be an accipiter. It has a light supercillium and dark malar marks. The trailing edges of the wing are dark, as are the wing tips, and the primaries seem to form 4 fingers. It has coarse streaking on the full length of the underbody, especially the sides (and no patagial marks). The tail has narrow bands.

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