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
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RangeW. 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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