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A photo of a Roadside Hawk (Rupornis magnirostris)
Roadside Hawk

Roadside Hawk

Rupornis magnirostris

The roadside hawk (Rupornis magnirostris) is a relatively small bird of prey found in the Americas. This vocal species is often the most common raptor in its range. It has many subspecies and is now usually placed in the monotypic genus Rupornis instead of Buteo. The roadside hawk was possibly just the smallest hawk in the widespread genus Buteo, although Ridgway's hawk and the white-rumped hawk are scarcely larger, however, these species are no longer considered to be members of Buteo. In flight, the relatively long tail and disproportionately short wings of the roadside hawk are distinctive. It frequently soars, but does not hover.
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Jarred West
Sunday 24 Sep 2023 - 7:40pm
Peru
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Chris Bell
Monday 04 Sep 2023 - 9:27am
Colombia
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Nick Ivansson
Friday 01 Sep 2023 - 7:57pm
Argentina
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Sarah Dodgson
Tuesday 22 Aug 2023 - 4:15pm
Costa Rica
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