Broad-winged Hawk

Buteo platypterus

ML259427941


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Dave Trochlell
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eBird Checklist S73054737
North Powder Pond
Baker, Oregon, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 45.0132, -117.9302 Map

Age
Not specified
Sex
Not specified
Behaviors
Breeding
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Observation details

After some research, I determined that this small buteo was probably a juvenile BWHA and that identification was later confirmed by two raptor ID experts, namely Hawkwatch International's Mike Shaw and Intermountain Bird Observatory's Research Director Jay Carlisle. The bird's body confirmation (short, broad wings with pointed primaries and a long, narrow banded tail), head, chest, and flank color and streaking, all pale secondaries, large head and bulky chest, and its flat flight posture) were compelling evidence of a BWHA. This confirmed sighting likely represents a first record for Baker County. Two photos.

Technical Information

Model
DMC-FZ1000
f-stop
f/4.0
Focal length
146 mm
Shutter speed
1/1600 sec
ISO
125
Flash
Flash did not fire
Original file size
83KB
Dimensions
855 x 798

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