• Scanning the skies for Zone-tailed hawks

    5 monthes ago - By 10,000 Birds

    Last week I wrote about the interesting hunting habits of our local Harris's Hawks. Today I will cover another one of Mexico's Baja Peninsulas characters, the Zone-tailed Hawk Buteo Albonotatus. Very similar in size and shape to the very common Turkey Vulture , the Zone-tailed Hawk is quite often found circling on the wind currents with those very vultures. Given the scavenger feeding habits of the Turkey Vultures , the small mammals and birds that are on the menu for the Zone-tailed hawks are lulled into complacency by the lack of threat from the vultures. This allows the Zone-tailed Hawk...
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