Gray Hawk

Buteo plagiatus

Gray Hawk (Buteo plagiatus) - Adult


The Gray Hawk (Buteo plagiatus) is a species of hawk (family Accipitridae) in the order Accipitriformes of bird (class Aves).


A smallish raptor with smooth pale gray plumage, barred underparts, broad rounded wings, a hooked beak, and yellow legs. The sexes are similar in coloration.


Found from southern Arizona, New Mexico and Texas in the United States, south to the northern part of Costa Rica in Central America.



Gray Hawk (Buteo plagiatus) - United States

United States

Gray Hawk (Buteo plagiatus) - United States

United States


Species in the Genus of Buteo

Augur Buzzard

Buteo augur

Broad-winged Hawk

Buteo platypterus

Common Buzzard

Buteo buteo

Eastern Buzzard

Buteo japonicus

Ferruginous Hawk

Buteo regalis

Forest Buzzard

Buteo trizonatus

Galapagos Hawk

Buteo galapagoensis

Gray Hawk

Buteo plagiatus

Gray-lined Hawk

Buteo nitidus

Hawaiian Hawk

Buteo solitarius

Himalayan Buzzard

Buteo refectus

Jackal Buzzard

Buteo rufofuscus

Long-legged Buzzard

Buteo rufinus

Madagascar Buzzard

Buteo brachypterus

Mountain Buzzard

Buteo oreophilus

Red-necked Buzzard

Buteo auguralis

Red-shouldered Hawk

Buteo lineatus

Red-tailed Hawk

Buteo jamaicensis

Ridgway's Hawk

Buteo ridgwayi

Rough-legged Hawk

Buteo lagopus

Rufous-tailed Hawk

Buteo ventralis

Short-tailed Hawk

Buteo brachyurus

Socotra Buzzard

Buteo socotraensis

Swainson's Hawk

Buteo swainsoni

Upland Buzzard

Buteo hemilasius

White-throated Hawk

Buteo albigula

Zone-tailed Hawk

Buteo albonotatus

External Links

Gray Hawk – Wikipedia
Gray Hawk – Cornell Lab of Ornithology
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