short-tailed hawk (Buteo brachyurus)
Description Buteo brachyurus
English: A Short-tailed Hawk flying in Manduri, São Paulo, Brazil.
Date 20 July 2013, 10:57
Source GAVIAO-CAUDA-CURTA (Buteo brachyurus)
Author Dario Sanches from São Paulo, Brazil
The short-tailed hawk (Buteo brachyurus) is an American bird of prey in the family Accipitridae, which also includes the eagles and Old World vultures. As a member of the genus Buteo, it is not a true hawk and thus also referred to as a "buteo" or (outside North America) "buzzard". The white-throated hawk (B. albigula) is a close relative and was formerly included in the species B. brachyurus. Order: Falconiformes (or Accipitriformes), Family: Accipitridae, Genus: Buteo, Species: Buteo brachyurus (Vieillot, 1816), Synonyms: Buteo fuliginosus.