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Gray Hawk (Buteo nitidus)
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Grey Hawk (Buteo nitidus)

General Description: Gray Hawks (Buteo nitidus), also called Grey-lined Hawks, are small gray hawks with gray wings, a gray-barred breast, and long black-and-white banded tail. In flight, the wing tips are rounded.

Taxonomy: Accipitriformes, Accipitridae.

Favored Habitat: Sonoran Desert canyons with cottonwood trees, sycamore trees, and running water.

Grey Hawk (Buteo nitidus)

Where to Find: Don't look for Gray Hawks around Las Vegas; rather, look for these uncommon birds in southern-most Arizona, the south tip of Texas, and southward into the tropics.


Grey Hawk (Buteo nitidus) If you were a tasty lizard or a little snake, this might be the last face you ever see!
Grey Hawk (Buteo nitidus)
Note gray wings, gray-barred breast, and long banded tail
Grey Hawk (Buteo nitidus)
Gray Hawk with gray-barred breast
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Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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