Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Hawks, Eagles and Kites :: Red-backed Hawk

Red-backed Hawk Buteo polyosoma

Described by: Quoy; Gaimard (1824)
Alternate common name(s): Red-backed Buzzard, Juan Fernandez Hawk, Variable Hawk
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


New Island, Falkland Islands - Feb, 2001 © Stuart MacKay  Peru - Aug, 2002 © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi  Puyehue National Park, Chile - Nov, 2005 © Arthur Grosset  Ecuador - Jun, 1993 © W. S. Clark 
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W. and s. South America;
(1) Andes of nw. Colombia (c. Andes n. to Quindio where it may be a migrant) and Ecuador, Peru to c. and s. Bolivia (La Paz, Cochabamba, Santa Cruz, Oruro, Tarija), Chile s. to Cape Horn, s. Argentina (Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego) and the Falkland Is.
Migrates n. during winter to subtropical lowlands of n. and e. Argentina, Paraguay, s. Brazil and perhaps Uruguay.
(2) Juan Fernandez Is. (Masafuera Is.).


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


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