Broad-winged Hawk

Buteo platypterus

ML39249541


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Oscar Johnson
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eBird Checklist S32418737
Andree Clark Bird Refuge
Santa Barbara, California, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 34.4215, -119.6573 Map

Age
Juvenile
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

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Observation details

First noticed this bird almost directly overhead due to alarm calls by crows. I watched it as it slowly circled to the east with a small flock of crows in pursuit. Last seen heading towards the music academy, when the crows broke off the pursuit. Got photos through binoculars with my iPhone. Photo time stamp is 09:59. Small buteo, barely larger than the crows. Brown above and very white below, including the underwings. Wing tips contrastingly tipped with black, and with thin black trailing edge to wing. Chest and belly with sparse dark streaks. Broad dark malar stripe and white throat. Tail (from below) mostly pale, tipped dark. Tail (from above) mostly brown, tipped darker, possibly with thin dark barring (?). Primaries with paler patch in primaries visible from above (visible in one photo, not noticed in the field).

Technical Information

Model
iPhone 5c
Lens model
iPhone 5c back camera 4.12mm f/2.4
f-stop
f/2.4
Focal length
4.1 mm
Shutter speed
1/609 sec
ISO
50
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
159KB
Dimensions
1204 x 903

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