Swainson's Hawk (Buteo swainsoni) - HBW 2, p. 181
French: Buse de Swainson
Spanish: Busardo Chapulinero
Taxonomy: Buteo Swainsoni Bonaparte, 1838, Fort Vancouver, Washington.
Distribution: W & C North America from Alaska SE to Minnesota, and S to N Mexico. Winters mostly in South America, especially in N Argentina, S Brazil and Paraguay; also some birds in S & W USA.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 10 videos
An adult returning to her sole nestling to feed it a Texas horned lizard Locality New Mexico, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Matt Giovanni 14 July 2004 8 years ago 41 sec 4.8
An adult bird perched on a branch, looking around Locality Ventura County, California, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Don DesJardin 31 May 2003 7 years ago 15 sec 4.6
A female delivering an eastern yellow-bellied racer snake to her nestling Locality Texas, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Matt Giovanni 14 July 2004 8 years ago 21 sec 4.5
A kettle of migrant dark and pale phase adults and juveniles, gaining height before drifting away Locality Achiote Road, Colón Province, Panama (Monotypic species)
Greg Baker 1 November 2013 26 weeks ago 35 sec 4.3
A male arriving to the nest, where a nestling waits, with a pocket gopher, then a female landing in the nest, taking the gopher, Locality Texas, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Matt Giovanni 22 July 2004 8 years ago 1 min 6 sec 4.1
A perched light morphed adult on a wire. Locality Pinedale, Sublette County, Wyoming, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 4 June 2013 47 weeks ago 41 sec 3.8
PhotosSee all 36 photos
Adult male swainson's hawk in flight, wild bird
Rob McKay 2 June 2010 4 years ago 4.7
Adult male swainson's hawk in flight
Rob McKay 2 June 2010 4 years ago 4.6
Swainson"s hawk feeding on garter snake.
Locality Cherry Creek State Park, Arapahoe County, Colorado, USA (United States)
Mike Ross 13 May 2009 4 years ago 4.5
Male - perched on a hydro-electric power pole
Locality Vanguard, Saskatchewan, Canada
Blair Wainman 27 September 2009 4 years ago 4.4
Swainson's Hawk dining on a prairie dog.
Locality Walden, Jackson County, Colorado, USA (United States)
Mike Ross 4 July 2011 2 years ago 4.3
Fledgling Swainson's Hawk in a defensive posture in the nest.
Locality Pambrun, Saskatchewan, Canada
Blair Wainman 30 July 2010 4 years ago 4.3
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