White-tailed hawk Buteo albicaudatus

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Adults are distinctive with white underparts and a white tail with a black subterminal band. Immatures are similar to other dark buteos: Harlan's, Rough-legged, Ferruginous, and Swainson's. The tail of the immature White-tailed Hawk is pale with a thin, faint bars and lacks the wider subterminal band of the other species. The immature also has distinctive white upper and undertail coverts.