roadside hawk birds
roadside hawk birds

Roadside Hawk 

Rupornis magnirostris

The Roadside Hawk is a subspecies of the Accipitridae family commonly found in the tropical lowlands of Peru and South America. It is frequently observed perched on wires, phone poles, or posts in open fields. The adult has pale eyes and a streaked breast that contrasts with a barred belly. Immature birds have streaked underparts and broad, even bands on their tails. Its flight is characterized by quick, stiff wingbeats, similar to a Red-shouldered Hawk or Accipiter. They have a noisy flight display mainly in late winter and spring. The Roadside Hawk can be seen on our Manu National Park tours.

Photo: Alfredo Cornejo