adult; rufous-barred below; orange legs; light iris (Brazil; 2007-11-09)

Roadside Hawk
Buteo magnirostris

Native Range: Latin America

Notes: a small buteo-type hawk often seen perched on poles or posts along roadsides; no sexual dimorphism, but much age variation with juveniles being streaked in brown below whereas the underparts of adults are heavily barred in orange.

hiding among pine needles; note the orange bill base (Brazil; 2007-11-09)