Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Hawks, Eagles and Kites :: White-tailed Hawk

White-tailed Hawk Buteo albicaudatus

Described by: Vieillot (1816)
Alternate common name(s): None known by website authors
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park, Hidalgo County, Texas, USA - Feb, 2004 © Jesus Fernando Cerra Luna  Zacatecas, Mexico - Aug 5, 2005 © Jesus Fernando Cerra Luna  Brazil - Date unknown © Arthur Grosset  Brazil - Date unknown © Arthur Grosset  Brazil - Date unknown © Arthur Grosset 
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Ex. sc. United States through Central America to n. South America; Ne. South America; S. tropical South America;
Three populations;
(1) Sc. United States (c. and se. Texas), nw. Mexico (Sonora, Durango, Zacatecas) s. to Panama (including Taboga Is.) and n. Colombia and n. Venezuela.
Formerly s. Arizona.
(2) E. Colombia and ex. nw. Venezuela to Surinam and s. in Brazil to the Amazon then e. at least from Manaus or the Rio Branco to Isla Marajo or the Atlantic coast, Netherland Antilles (Curacao, Aruba), Margarita Is. and Trinidad.
(3) Ex. se. Peru (Pampas de Heath) and se. Brazil s. from Mato Grosso, Gois and Bahia (Chapada Diamantina) through n. and e. Bolivia (Beni, Santa Cruz, Chuquisaca, Tarija), Paraguay, Uruguay to n. and c. Argentina s. to Rio Negro.
North America n. of Mexican border
Summer and winter: se. TEX.


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


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