Young perched; Un joven posado en una rama

Young perched; Un joven posado en una rama
Species: Variable Hawk   Geranoaetus polyosoma
Author: José M. Formentí
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Added to IBC: 15 Jun 2014 - 01:52
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Altitude (m): 
3272 meters
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The bird in the photo is a juvenile Variable Hawk. Notice the belly feather patterns (rufous barred), and tail dark lines (slender lines), both details typical from variable hawk. 

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José M. Formentí, IBC1059465. Accessible at

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José M. Formentí, IBC1059465. Photo of Variable Hawk Geranoaetus polyosoma at Paucartambo, Peru. Accessible at

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