Short-tailed hawk Buteo brachyurus

Identification Tips:

Adult-white morph:

Adult-dark morph:

Similar species:

Light morph distinctive with entirely white underparts. Dark morph is similar to other dark morph buteos but secondaries are darker than the primaries. At rest, other buteo's wingtips do not reach to the end of the tail. Dark morph Broad-winged Hawk has evenly light flight feathers while dark morph Swainson's Hawk has evenly dark flight feathers.