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

Zone-tailed Hawk Buteo albonotatus

Described by: Kaup (1847)
Alternate common name(s): None known by website authors
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Arizona, USA - Date unknown Courtesy of Gary M. Stolz/USFWS  Boyce Thompson Arboretum, near Superior, Pinal County, Arizona, USA - Jul 4, 2009 © Peter Moulton  Arizona, USA - Jul, 1999 © W. S. Clark 
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Sw. United States through Central America; N. South America; Nw. South America; E. to sc. South America;
Fragmented (incompletely known) distribution;
Sw. United States (s. California, s. Arizona, s. New Mexico and w. Texas), nw. and nc. Mexico (n. Baja) s. through Guatemala to Panama (Pearl Is.) and into South America forming a broken ring around the Amazon Basin from n. Colombia (Santa Marta Mountains to Magdalena and e. of the Andes in Meta, Caqueta and Amazonas) e. through n. and se. Venezuela (Zulia to Anzoategui and ne. Bolivar), Trinidad, Guyana, Surinam, Guiana, and w. in w. Ecuador and cw. Peru (Lima) and s. from the Amazon Delta in n., e. and se. Brazil (I. de Marajo, Ceara, Pernambuco, Alagoas and Bahia (Chapada Diamantina, Ilheus) to Parana), then w. through Paraguay to n. and e. Bolivia (Beni and Santa Cruz).
N. populations winters to the s.
North America n. of Mexican border
Summer: nw. ARZ, nc. NMX, sc. TEX (Big Bend);
Winter: a few bird remain in n. range over the winter;


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


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