This is an immature White-tailed Hawk. This species is fairly unusual this far NE up the Texas coast, but they are seen here occasionally. Note the all dark head and white chest (the white on the chest is variable in size from individual to individual). Dark belly and solid dark back. Note wings are longer than the tail which does not occur in Red-tailed Hawk. Note whitish gray tail with blurry dark tail band as well as rufous patch starting to show at shoulder and note white rump area in flight. This is a plumage not familiar to many birders but it is a very attractive hawk. Today was dark and cloudy but I got the best shots I could.
Jonuta Road, Tabasco, México
The hawk is the bird on the right (at left, 3 blackbirds and a Loggerhead Shrike).
Se observaron 22 individuos de Aguilucho de Pecho negro (Geranoaetus melanoleucus) en aproximadamente una hectárea de cultivo de espárrago.
juvenile White-tailed Hawk perched on Hwy 316, south of Port Lavaca
This large juvenile was calling continuously, loudly and piteously for food.
Unfortunately, not a good picture. Please help.
G. a. colonus (formerly Buteo a. colonus), dark morph. Soaking up early morning sun while perched in a sandpaper tree on the Rupununi savannah.
Rupununi savannah, Karanambu Lodge, North Rupununi, Guyana, South America.