Band-tailed black hawk

Grown birds are 47–55 cm in length with a wingspan of about 1.2 m ; their average weight is 810 g . Adult plumage is mostly blackish except that the flight feathers are barred with lighter gray and the tail has three or four bands or zones, white from below and light gray from above, of which the one second from the tip is particularly broad and conspicuous. The cere and legs are yellow. Immatures are similar except for small white spots on the breast and tails with narrow gray and black bands and a broad dark tip. The Zone-tailed Hawk adults resemble the Common Black Hawk but are smaller and have more white bars on the tail.

The Band-tailed black hawk is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Nothing known about the Band-tailed black hawk

Order : Falconiformes
Family : Accipitridae
Genus : Buteo
Species : albonotatus
Authority : Kaup, 1847