White-tailed Hawk (Buteo albicaudatus) - HBW 2, p. 181
French: Buse à queue blanche
Spanish: Busardo Coliblanco
Taxonomy: Buteo albicaudatus Vieillot, 1816, South America = Rio de Janeiro.
Closely allied to B. galapagoensis, with which forms superspecies, possibly also including B. polyosoma, which present species may replace at lower altitudes, and B. poecilochrous. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- hypospodius Gurney, 1876 - SC USA (S Texas) and NW Mexico (Sonora) to N Colombia and NW Venezuela.
- colonus Berlepsch, 1892 - E Colombia E to Surinam (except NW Venezuela), and S to Amazon, E from at least Manaus to Atlantic coast; Aruba, Curaçao, Bonaire and Trinidad.
- albicaudatus Vieillot, 1816 - extreme SE Peru and S Brazil (S from Mato Grosso, Goiás and Bahia) through N & E Bolivia, Paraguay and Uruguay to N & C Argentina (S to Río Negro).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 13 videos
Adult male perched in tree and on post Locality Orange Walk District, Belize (ssp hypospodius)
Wayne Hall 11 February 2009 4 years ago 1 min 3 sec 4.3
A close front view of an individual shaking its plumage and preening Locality Formosa, Goiás State, Brazil (ssp albicaudatus)
Josep del Hoyo 15 January 2005 5 years ago 44 sec 4.3
A bird standing on a wood post, scratching, then a close view Locality Formosa, Goiás State, Brazil (ssp albicaudatus)
Josep del Hoyo 15 January 2005 5 years ago 31 sec 4.1
An adult of pale morph on the top of a tree looking around Locality Aquidauna, Pantanal, Mato Grosso do Sul State, Brazil (ssp albicaudatus)
Josep del Hoyo 8 January 2005 6 years ago 34 sec 4.1
A close-up of a bird perched. Locality São Paulo Zoo, São Paulo City, São Paulo State, Brazil
Josep del Hoyo 25 August 2010 2 years ago 29 sec 4
An individual perched in a tree looking around. Locality Fazenda Praia Alta, Tocantins State, Brazil (ssp albicaudatus)
Josep del Hoyo 4 August 2011 1 year ago 21 sec 3.6
PhotosSee all 16 photos
Locality Hato La Garza, Barinas State, Venezuela
Denis Alexander Torres 1 day ago ADDED LAST WEEK 4.4
Individuo en fase oscura
Locality Cerro Largo Department, Uruguay
Santiago Carvalho 39 weeks ago 3.8
White-tailed hawk was being mobbed by Southern lapwing.
Locality Corrientes Province, Argentina
rcannon 21 October 2012 18 weeks ago 3.5
Individual adult undetermined.
Locality Bragança Paulista, São Paulo State, Brazil
Bruno Salaroli 21 July 2008 34 weeks ago 3.5
Adult White-tailed Hawk
Locality Pernambuco State, Brazil
Stephen John Jones 15 April 2012 1 year ago 3.5
Locality Serra da Canastra, Minas Gerais State, Brazil
Daniêl Jimenez 5 October 2005 4 years ago 3.5
Call by one bird in flight. Locality Fazenda Praia Alta, Tocantins State, Brazil
Josep del Hoyo 4 August 2011 1 year ago 4
Calls from a flushed bird Locality Llanos de Moxos, Santa Ana del Yacuma, Beni Department, Bolivia
Bradley Davis 10 October 2006 3 years ago 3
In flight. Locality Viçosa, Minas Gerais State, Brazil
Noé Eiterer 2 weeks ago ADDED LAST MONTH 0