Hawks and Eagles (Accipitridae)

Rufous-tailed Hawk (Buteo ventralis) - HBW 2, p. 184

French: Buse de Patagonie German: Magellanbussard Spanish: Busardo Patagón
Other common names: Red-tailed Buzzard(!)

Taxonomy: Buteo ventralis Gould, 1837, no locality = Santa Cruz, Patagonia.
Long considered colour morph of B. polyosoma; alternatively race of B. jamaicensis, with which forms superspecies, some authors also including B. buteo, B. oreophilus, and B. brachypterus. Includes synonymous B. pictus. Monotypic.

Distribution: From SC Chile (Ñuble) and SC Argentina (Río Negro) S through Patagonia to Straits of Magellan.

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