|Short-tailed Hawk (Buteo brachyurus)
French: Buse à queue courte German: Kurzschwanzbussard Spanish: Busardo colicorto
Taxonomy: Buteo brachyurus Vieillot, 1816, Cayenne.
Genetic study found that this species forms a clade with B. solitarius, B. albigula, B. swainsoni and B. galapagoensis. Has previously been considered to include B. albigula as a higher-altitude race, or even as a synonym, but no intergradation or hybridization reported, despite possible range overlap, and the two appear not to be sister-species. Two subspecies normally recognized.