White-tailed Hawk
Buteo albicaudatus
The White-tailed Hawk (Buteo albicaudatus) is one of the most attractive hawks in North America. Within the U.S., it is only known from south Texas, but the species is widespread in the tropics and South America and ranges south to Argentina. The first three shots shown here were taken in May, 2002, in Kenedy Co., Texas with a Canon EOS 1V and EF 500mm F/4 L IS lens and 1.4X extender on Fuji Velvia. See below for more photos.
In April, 2000, I spent a short time in a blind set up on a White-tailed Hawk nest with young in Kenedy Co., Texas. Shown here is a shot of an adult feeding a young as well as a shot of the two youngsters. They chicks were about 2 weeks old when this shot was taken. The photos were taken with a Canon EOS 1N and EF 600mm F/4 L lens on Fuji Velvia.
The two shots at right, of an adult White-tailed Hawk in flight, were taken in Hidalgo Co., Texas in May, 2006with a Canon EOS 1D Mark II and EF 500mm F/4 L IS lens and 1.4X extender.
White-tailed Hawk
Geranoaetus albicaudatus
Port Bolivar,
Galveston Co., Texas
11 December 2013
White-tailed Hawk
Geranoaetus albicaudatus
San Ygnacio,
Zapata Co., Texas
21 February 2014