Juvenile dark morph Variable hawk ( Buteo polyosoma )
Found throughout western South America and the Andes, often as high as 4,800m in Peru, Bolivia and Chile. Plumage is very variable, and its taxonomy is disputed and contorversial. Formerly 2 species were recognised, the Red-backed Hawk (Buteo polyosoma) and the Puna Hawk (Buteo poecilochrous). Both are now classed as the Variable hawk.
Photograph ID: ChileBird2014D1
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Photograph size: 11.8 Mpixels (33.6 MB uncompressed) - 4200x2800 pixels (14.0x9.3 in / 35.6x23.7 cm at 300 ppi)
Published in: Birds of Prey Owls Vultures