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Point Pelee National Park of Canada

Birds of Point Pelee National Park

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Hawk, Broad-winged
-Buteo platypterus (Vieillot)

Adults: dark brown above. Tail brownish black above with two visible light-grey or whitish bands across it (the one farther to the rear broadest) and narrowly tipped whitish. Dark streak down lower jaw. Breast reddish brown, usually with some white (but sometimes almost solid brown). Flanks and abdomen barred brown and white (Note: a melanistic phase is known in both adults and young, but it is very rare.)