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Puerto Rican broad-winged hawk

Puerto Rican broad-winged hawk
Puerto Rican broad-winged hawk
(Guaragüao de bosque)

Endangered (ESA)[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Falconiformes
Family: Accipitridae
Genus: Buteo
Species: Buteo platypterus
Subspecies: Buteo platypterus brunnescens
Trinomial name
Buteo platypterus brunnescens[2]
Danforth & Smyth, 1935[2][3]

The Puerto Rican broad-winged hawk (Buteo platypterus brunnescens) is a small hawk of the genus Buteo that occurs in Puerto Rico.[4] It is in the family of the Accipitridae from the order of the Falconiformes.[2] Its Spanish common name is guaragüao de bosque. This bird is an endangered subspecies.[5] It inhabits the Toro Negro State Forest.[6]

See also


  1. ^ Federal Register entry
  2. ^ a b c
  3. ^ Buteo platypterus brunnescens Danforth & Smyth, 1935; Taxonomic Serial No.: 824491. ITIS. Retrieved 12 September 2013.
  4. ^
  5. ^ Caribbean Endangered and Threatened Animals. US FWS. Retrieved 12 September 2013.
  6. ^ Bosques de Puerto Rico: Bosque Estatal de Toro Negro. Hojas de Nuestro Ambiente. July 2008. [Publication/Issue: P-030] Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources. Retrieved 12 September 2013.

Further reading

  • U.S.Fish and Wildlife Service. 1997. Puerto Rican Broad-winged Hawk and Puerto Rican Sharp-shinned Hawk Recovery Plan. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Atlanta, Georgia. 30pp.
  • Broad-winged Hawk, Life History, All About Birds. Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

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