Saturday, March 13, 2010

Swainson Hawk - Bird in Flight Course March 7, 2010

The Swainson's Hawk (Buteo swainsoni), is a large buteo hawk of the Falconiformes, sometimes separated in the Accipitriformes like its relatives. This species was named after William Swainson, a British naturalist. It is colloquially known as Grasshopper Hawk or Locust Hawk. My friend Rob out west has taken some beautiful shots of the Swainson Hawk in the wild.

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