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Taxonomy: Order Accipitriformes >> Family Accipitridae >> Genus Buteo

Short-tailed Hawk (Unique ID: 616)
Short-tailed Hawk
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Species: Short-tailed Hawk (Buteo brachyurus)
Location: Everglades National Park, Florida, United States
Age: adult     Plumage: basic/year-round     Activity: flying
Sex: ---     Visibility: full body     Quantity: single
Photographer: Judd Patterson     Date: March 18, 2006
Equipment: Canon EOS 20D and Canon 300mm f/4L IS     Megapixels: 5.5

Notes: The Short-tailed Hawk is a tropical species that just barely makes it into the United States by living in southern Florida. It is sought by many birders, but can be quite difficult to find. They seldom perch outside of dense forest and usually soar very high, making good photographs very special.


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