Swainson's Hawk

Buteo swainsoni

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Swainson's hawk (Buteo swainsoni), is a large Buteo hawk in the Accipitriformes order. This species was named after William Swainson, a British naturalist. It is colloquially known as the grasshopper hawk or locust hawk, as it is very fond of Acrididae (locusts and grasshoppers) and will voraciously eat these insects whenever they are available.

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  1. (c) Fred Hochstaedter, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), https://www.flickr.com/photos/fredhochstaedter/6974439654/
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swainson%27s_hawk

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