first-year juvenile (Michigan, USA; 2010-09-02)

Broad-winged Hawk
Buteo platypterus

Native Range: North America

Notes: a small buteo of deep woods where it hunts small prey from perches; adults in flight and during migration show broad white and black bands on tail; comes in dark (melanistic) as well as light phases.

adult; horizontal rufous barring underneath (Michigan, USA; 2010-08-22)

adult; no sexual dimorphism (Michigan, USA; 2010-08-22)
young adult; still more brown than rufous (Michigan, USA; 2010-08-22)
soaring adult; short and banded tail, short wings (Texas, USA; 2006-04-04)