Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Hawks, Eagles and Kites :: Gray Hawk

Gray Hawk Asturina nitida

Described by: Latham (1790)
Alternate common name(s): Grey-lined Hawk, Gray-lined Hawk, Grey Hawk, Shining Buzzard-hawk, Mexican Hawk, Mexican Goshawk
Old scientific name(s): Buteo nitidus, Asturina plagiata, Buteo plagiatus


Old Gamboa Road, Panama - Jan 22, 2004 © Glen Tepke  Mana, French Guiana - Jul 18, 2002 © Pascal Dubois  McAllen, Hidalgo County, Texas, USA - Sep, 2004 © Jesus Fernando Cerra Luna  Roraima, Brazil - Jul, 2001 © Arthur Grosset  Buena Vista, Costa Rica - Nov, 2003 © Lou Hegedus 
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Sw. United States through Central America to c. South America;
(1) Sw. United States (s. Arizona and s. Texas) through Mexico (Sonora, Jalisco, Hidalgo, Tamaulipas) to nw. Costa Rica (Gulf of Nicoya region).
(2) Sw. Costa Rica, Panama, n. Colombia and w. Ecuador.
(3) E. Colombia, e. Ecuador and e. Peru e. to Venezuela, Trinidad, Tobago, Guyana, Surinam, Guiana and s. through Amazonian Brazil to n. Maranhao.
(4) S. Brazil (Piaui and Bahia (Chapada Diamantina) to Rio de Janeiro and the Mato Grosso) and e. Bolivia s. to Paraguay and nc. Argentina (Tucuman, e. Chaco).
North American n. of Mexican border
Summer: s. ARZ, s. NMX and rarely sw. TEX.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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