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Zone-tailed Hawk

Buteo albonotatus
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Length: 20 in. (51 cm )
This hawk occurs far into South America in a wide variety of habitats, and in North America it is found from mountain forests down to lowland riparian areas and desert grasslands. It is typically solitary and soars with its wing tips held up in a distinctive broad \V\-shape that resemble a Turkey Vulture in flight. It regularly flies in among Turkey Vultures, and this similarity may help the hawk sneak closer to capture lizards, snakes and small mammals that have learned that Turkey Vultures are not dangerous. The nest is a large platform of sticks placed high in a tree crotch in a broad band of altitudes.

The four-digit banding code is ZTHA.




Fir forest

Oak-pine woodland

Riparian / River forest

Bird Sound Type: Screeching
Sex of Bird: Male
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Bibliographic details:

  • Article: Zone-tailed Hawk
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: July 13, 2017
  • Date accessed: May 16, 2024
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/zone-tailed-hawk

APA Style

Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Zone-tailed Hawk. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved May 16, 2024 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/zone-tailed-hawk

American Psychological Association. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/

Chicago Manual of Style

Dr. Biology. "Zone-tailed Hawk". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 July, 2017. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/zone-tailed-hawk

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Dr. Biology. "Zone-tailed Hawk". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 16 May 2024. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/zone-tailed-hawk

Modern Language Association, 7th Ed. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/
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