Monday, June 27, 2022

Roadside Hawk

Another bird I'd never heard of before. As in my last post, we were at a cocoa plantation near Churute Mangroves Ecological Reserve southeast of Guayaquil, Ecuador. This hawk was across a river standing in a tall dead tree.
The roadside hawk is found in about the upper two-thirds of South America, up through most of Central America and up much of the Gulf Coast of Mexico, including the Yucatan Peninsula. 

It is common throughout its range, perhaps the most common hawk in urban areas and has 12 subspecies. It is mostly brown or gray, often has rufous on the wings, a streaked breast and a barred belly. My photo isn't great, but catches much of the essence. 

1 comment:

  1. Your photo captures the hooked beak that makes it look like a hawk.