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Roadside Hawk

(Buteo magnirostris)

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Identification:

Mid-sized brownish gray hawk with grayish head and chest; gray and brown barred belly; tail with light and dark bars; yellow legs;to 40cm (16in). (Gavilán Chapulinero).

Habitat:

Low and middle elevations, Caribbean and Pacific slopes; found in open wooded areas, grasslands, forest edges, agricultural areas, roadsides.

Found in the following Parks:

Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Carara National Park.
Cahuita National Park.
Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge.
Corcovado National Park.
La Selva Biological Reserve.
Manuel Antonio National Park.
Palo Verde National Park.
Santa Rosa Nacional Park.
Tortuguero National Park.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.


Roadside Hawk (Buteo magnirostris), Costa Rica