The Roadside Hawk belongs to the Accipitridae family with many subspecies. Well-named, the common roadside hawk in tropical lowlands of Peru and South America. Often seen on wires, phone poles, posts out in fields. Adult has staring pale eyes, streaked breast contrasting with barred belly. Immature streaked below, much like many other immature hawks, but its tail has broad and fairly even bands. Flies with rather quick, stiff wingbeats, recalling a Red-shouldered Hawk or an Accipiter; noisy flight display mainly in late winter-spring. You could find the Roadside Hawk in our Manu National Park tours.
Photo: Alfredo Cornejo