Hawks and Eagles (Accipitridae)

Zone-tailed Hawk (Buteo albonotatus) - HBW 2, p. 183

French: Buse à queue barrée German: Mohrenbussard 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).