Hawks and Eagles (Accipitridae)

Ridgway's Hawk (Buteo ridgwayi) - HBW 2, p. 179

French: Buse de Ridgway German: Haitibussard Spanish: Busardo de la Española

Taxonomy: Rupornis ridgwayi Cory, 1883, Santo Domingo.
Appears closely allied to B. nitidus, B. magnirostris and especially B. lineatus; this group perhaps more closely tied to Leucopternis than Buteo. Monotypic.

Distribution: Hispaniola and several adjacent islets.