Broad-winged Hawk (Buteo platypterus)

The Broad-winged Hawk is in Costa Rica a migratory bird, which comes from North America and travels all the way to South America. In the Caribbean, about a million birds can be seen each year soaring on warm air currents and passing overhead to the south, along with Turkey Vultures and Swainson Hawks. Some Broad-winged Hawks do stay over the winter in Costa Rica, mainly juveniles.

Broad-winged Hawk, Juvenile - Buteo platypterus - Gavilán Aludo (Gavilán Pollero), Juvenil (2)

During the migration, these juveniles are a common sight in many parts of the country

Broad-winged Hawk, Juvenile - Buteo platypterus - Gavilán Aludo (Gavilán Pollero), Juvenil

This juvenile stood on the branch for a few minutes, and showed no signs of being intimidated by our presence

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  1. Pingback: Swainson’s Hawk (Buteo swainsoni) | The Nature Admirer

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