Short-tailed Hawk (Buteo brachyurus) - HBW 2, p. 180
French: Buse à queue courte
Spanish: Busardo Colicorto
Taxonomy: Buteo brachyurus Vieillot, 1816, Cayenne.
Has been considered to include B. albigula, either as subspecies or within single monotypic species, but no intergradation reported, despite possible overlap of ranges; these two form superspecies. Two subspecies normally recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- fuliginosus P. L. Sclater, 1858 - S Florida (USA); E Mexico to Panama.
- brachyurus Vieillot, 1816 - Colombia S to W Ecuador, E to the Guianas and Brazil, and S through E Peru and E Bolivia (La Paz and Cochabamba) to Paraguay and N Argentina (Jujuy, Tucumán, Misiones).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 10 videos
A bird on the top of a dead tree, scratching its head Locality Aquidauna, Pantanal, Mato Grosso do Sul State, Brazil (ssp brachyurus)
Josep del Hoyo 8 January 2005 6 years ago 35 sec 4.4
A bird perched on an electricity pole Locality Serra da Canastra, Minas Gerais State, Brazil (ssp brachyurus)
Josep del Hoyo 27 June 2004 7 years ago 19 sec 4.4
A front view of a pale morph individual Locality Pampagrande, Santa Cruz Department, Bolivia (ssp brachyurus)
Stefan Behrens 31 August 2006 5 years ago 37 sec 4.3
bird of the dark morph flying in the sky; ID unsure Locality Los Tarrales Private Reserve, Suchitepéquez Department, Guatemala
Juan Sanabria 1 October 2012 13 weeks ago 41 sec 4
side view on bough, preens, poohs, hops twice Locality Valle del Cauca Department, Colombia (ssp brachyurus)
Martin Kennewell 28 May 2012 5 weeks ago 35 sec 3.7
bird flying, slightly slow-motioned Locality Los Tarrales Private Reserve, Suchitepéquez Department, Guatemala (ssp fuliginosus)
Juan Sanabria 1 October 2012 13 weeks ago 10 sec 3
PhotosSee all 16 photos
A juvenile specimen
Locality San Antonio de los Cobres, Salta Province, Argentina
Marco Valentini 25 August 2012 40 weeks ago 4.2
Female captive light phase, neurologically impaired
Locality Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA (United States)
Sharron Montgomery 10 October 2010 2 years ago 3.9
Light phase bird flying.
Locality David, Chiriquí Province, Panama
Ken Havard 12 February 2009 34 weeks ago 3.5
A bird perched.
Locality El Nido Aviary, Ixtapaluca, Mexico State, Mexico (Northern) (ssp fuliginosus)
Josep del Hoyo 21 April 1993 45 weeks ago 3.5
looking for eat
Locality Estero Real River, Chinandega Department, Nicaragua
Orlando Jarquín G. 15 December 2012 25 weeks ago 3.4
soaring around and looking to the river..
Locality Chinandega, Chinandega Department, Nicaragua
Orlando Jarquín G. 19 September 2012 38 weeks ago 3.3