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About the Roadside Hawk

Also known as: Insect Hawk, Large-billed Hawk

Roadside Hawks are little buteos (a type of bird of prey) found in parts of Central and South America. They may be as small as 12 inches tall (males are smaller than females).

Roadside Hawks are highly adaptive and may nest in a variety of habitats (despite the rather specific name); nests are built by both parent birds. Two eggs are laid and incubation is taken care of primarily by the female.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 04 December 2011
Scientific Name Buteo magnirostris
  • Falconiformes
  • Accipitridae
  • Buteo
  • Buteo magnirostris
Birdorable Family Birds of Prey
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 28 July 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
12 to 16 inches
8.8 to 11 ounces
Range Central America South America

International Names

  • Gavião-carijó (Brazilian)
  • káně krahujová (Czech)
  • Tyknæbbet Våge (Danish)
  • Wegbuizerd (Dutch)
  • soreahiirihaukka (Finnish)
  • Buse à gros bec (French)
  • Wegebussard (German)
  • Poiana beccogrosso (Italian)
  • オオハシノスリ (oohashinosuri) (Japanese)
  • Veivåk (Norwegian)
  • myszolów krzykliwy (Polish)
  • Большеклювый канюк (Russian)
  • Busardo Caminero (Spanish)
  • Vägvråk (Swedish)

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