Hawks and Eagles (Accipitridae)

Broad-winged Hawk (Buteo platypterus) - HBW 2, p. 180

French: Petite Buse German: Breitflügelbussard Spanish: Busardo Aliancho

Taxonomy: Sparvius platypterus Vieillot, 1823, near Schuylkill River, Pennsylvania.
Six subspecies normally recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • platypterus (Vieillot, 1823) - C & S Canada to S USA; winters S to Brazil.
  • cubanensis Burns, 1911 - Cuba.
  • brunnescens Danforth & Smyth, 1935 - Puerto Rico.

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  • platypterus (Vieillot, 1823) - C & S Canada to S USA; winters S to Brazil.
  • cubanensis Burns, 1911 - Cuba.
  • brunnescens Danforth & Smyth, 1935 - Puerto Rico.
  • insulicola Riley, 1908 - Antigua (Lesser Antilles).
  • rivierei A. H. Verrill, 1905 - Dominica, Martinique and St Lucia (Lesser Antilles).
  • antillarum Clark, 1905 - St Vincent and Grenada to Tobago.