Swainson's hawk


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Swain·son's hawk

 (swān′sənz)
n.
A migratory hawk (Buteo swainsoni) of the Americas, having long pointed wings and feeding primarily on insects.

[After William Swainson (1789-1855), British naturalist.]
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Northern goshawk, Swainson's hawk and four golden eagles were highlights.
Risk of feather damage explains fault bar occurrence in a migrant hawk, the Swainson's hawk Buteo swainsoni.
I'm writing to call attention to page 74 of the October issue with its photograph of what is either a juvenile Swainson's hawk or a savanna hawk shown eating a dove, and the comments of Guillermo Magnani concerning the resident eagle population eating wounded or dead doves.
Effect of vegetative cover on foraging site selection by Swainson's hawk. Condor, 84:153-159.
Perch location Supplemental Shielded Control Total perch crossarm crossarm perches Species n Count % Count % Count % Count Ferruginous Hawk 2 7 24 0 0 22 76 29 Rough-legged Hawk 1 5 56 0 0 4 44 9 Red-tailed Hawk 10 130 67 6 3 59 30 195 Swainson's Hawk 3 26 65 4 10 10 25 40 Turkey Vulture 1 18 86 0 0 3 14 21 Total 17 186 63 10 3 98 33 294
Nine other species breed only locally in the Arctic: Horned Grebe, Leach's Storm-petrel, Swainson's Hawk, Great Horned Owl, Northern Hawk Owl, Gray Jay, Palm Warbler, Orange-crowned Warbler, and Dark-eyed Junco.
Knemidokoptes in a Swainson's hawk, Buteo swainsoni.
The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (2002) has designated several grassland raptors as "Birds of Conservation Concern" in the shortgrass prairie region (ferruginous hawk), as well as nationally (ferruginous hawk; Swainson's hawk, Buteo swainsoni).
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Migrating hawks include the Broad-winged Hawk and Swainson's Hawk. The Swainson's Hawk migrates from western Canada to Argentina.
Finally, Pan, a Swainson's hawk, took center stage before we roamed the grounds peeking at the 30 different species through the dark netting in their enclosures.
For instance, insect-eating species such as the American kestrel (Falco sparverius) and Swainson's hawk (Buteo swainsoni) depart each autumn when their insect food disappears.