Puerto Rican broad-winged hawk

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Puerto Rican broad-winged hawk
Guaragüao de bosque, Puerto Rican Broad-winged Hawk, Buteo platypterus brunnescens.jpg
Puerto Rican broad-winged hawk
(Guaraguao de bosque)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Accipitriformes
Family: Accipitridae
Genus: Buteo
Species: Buteo platypterus
Subspecies: Buteo platypterus brunnescens
Trinomial name
Buteo platypterus brunnescens[2]
Danforth & Smyth, 1935[2][3]

The Puerto Rican broad-winged hawk (Buteo platypterus brunnescens) is an endangered[4] subspecies of the broad-winged hawk (B. platypterus). It is a small hawk that occurs in Puerto Rico,[5] inhabiting the Toro Negro State Forest.[6] Its Spanish common name is guaragüao de bosque.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Federal Register entry
  2. ^ a b Lepage, Denis (24 June 2003). "Broad-winged Hawk (Puerto Rican) (Buteo platypterus brunnescens) Danforth & Smyth, 1935". Avibase. 
  3. ^ Buteo platypterus brunnescens Danforth & Smyth, 1935; Taxonomic Serial No.: 824491. ITIS. Retrieved 12 September 2013.
  4. ^ Caribbean Endangered and Threatened Animals. US FWS. Retrieved 12 September 2013.
  5. ^ Hengstenberg, D. W.; Vilella, F. J. (2005). "Nesting ecology and behaviour of Broad-winged Hawks in moist karst forest of Puerto Rico" (PDF). Journal of Raptor Research. 39 (4): 404–416. 
  6. ^ Bosques de Puerto Rico: Bosque Estatal de Toro Negro. Hojas de Nuestro Ambiente. July 2008. [Publication/Issue: P-030] Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources. Retrieved 12 September 2013.

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