Zone-tailed Hawk (Buteo albonotatus) - HBW 2, p. 183
French: Buse à queue barrée
Spanish: Busardo Aura
Taxonomy: Buteo albonotatus Kaup (ex G. R. Gray), 1847, Mexico.
Populations from E Panama and South America sometimes awarded separate race, abbreviatus, but not generally accepted. Monotypic.
Distribution: Range disjunct or incompletely known: NW & NC Mexico (from Baja California) and adjacent USA, S through Yucatán (not recorded in Belize) and Guatemala (including W highlands) to Panama, including Pearl Is. In South America, distribution incompletely encircles Amazon Basin: W Ecuador; C Peru, near Lima; N Colombia (Sta Marta Mts to Magdalena) E through N & SE Venezuela to the Guianas and Trinidad; N, E & SE Brazil (from Amazon Delta and I de Marajó, S and E through Ceará, Pernambuco, Alagoas and Bahia to Paraná) W through Paraguay to N & E Bolivia (Beni, Santa Cruz).
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VideosSee all 11 videos
A juvenile bird standing and preening on a high branch Locality Emas National Park, Goiás State, Brazil (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 11 January 2005 6 years ago 51 sec 4.2
An adult at it's nest. First breeding record for Suriname! Locality Weg naar Zee, Paramaribo, Paramaribo District, Suriname (Monotypic species)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 19 February 2011 3 years ago 27 sec 4.2
An adult in it's nest, and then the view of the large tree used. First breeding record for Suriname! Locality Weg naar Zee, Paramaribo, Paramaribo District, Suriname (Monotypic species)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 19 February 2011 3 years ago 31 sec 4.2
A juvenile bird stretching its wind and leg, perched on a branch Locality Emas National Park, Goiás State, Brazil (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 11 January 2005 6 years ago 48 sec 4
soaring in circles; ID unsure (Broad-winged Hawk?) Locality Los Tarrales Private Reserve, Suchitepéquez Department, Guatemala (Monotypic species)
Juan Sanabria 1 October 2012 1 year ago 24 sec 4
A pair individually in soaring flight above a cliff face Locality Agua Verde Bay, Baja California Sur State, Mexico (Northern) (Monotypic species)
Greg Baker 16 April 2013 1 year ago 30 sec 3.6
PhotosSee all 15 photos
Adult bird soaring
Locality Rio Lagartos, Yucatán State, Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico (Southern)
rchavezdm 7 November 2011 51 weeks ago 4.3
A couple flying off the canyon
Locality Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, USA (United States)
Alex Mascarell 20 July 2013 48 weeks ago 3.8
Locality ZooMAT, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas State, Mexico (Southern) (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 27 March 2009 4 years ago 3.8
An adult flying
Locality Hacienda La Zuliana, Campo Boscán, Maracaibo, Zulia State, Venezuela
kperezleon 3 June 2007 5 years ago 3.7
A soaring bird.
Locality Caracas, Distrito Capital, Venezuela (Monotypic species)
philgunson 12 April 2009 5 years ago 3.6
A bird perched.
Locality Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 6 August 1991 1 year ago 3.5