Broad-winged Hawk

Buteo platypterus
Broad-winged Hawk specimens on display in the exhibit "Birds of D.C."

DC Information

Common summer resident from early April to late October in upland deciduous forests. Nests from late April to mid-July. Female is larger than the male.

Specimen Information

This is possibly the record for the bird on the right.
Date:  Probably late 1800's
Collected By:  Not recorded
Locality:  Guatemala
Sex:  Not recorded
Catalog ID:  257912
The bird on the left is a juvenile.  Although only partially visible in this image, there are strong vertical stripes on the chest of this specimen.