Grey Hawk

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Grey Hawk standing on a branch nearby the Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica.

Compact raptor. Adults distinctive, all pale grey with thin white bars on underparts. Tail banded black and white. The juvenile is brown and streaky. Juveniles are similar to juvenile Broad-winged and Red-shouldered Hawks but have bolder face pattern, paler underwings, and a small white patch at the base of the upper tail. Found in shrubby riparian woodland. Usually seen singly.

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