Genesis Wildlife Residents

Broadwing Hawk

Hawks

Genesis currently has one resident, unnamed Broadwing Hawk. He came in with a broken wing, and although it was pinned, it didn't hold, and the wing droops and is rendered useless. For this he is a permanent resident.

Broadwings are considered one of the most prevalent hawks in the United States. Their latin name is Buteo platypterus. Like many raptors, the females tend to be larger than the males. Like the name, they are stocky with broad wings. Adults are pale breasted with a dark brown back, with a striped tail.

Broadwings hunt from a perched position, rather than on the wing. They are monogamous, though they will flock together in groups called kettles during migration. These kettles can contain thousands of birds, sometimes even including other types of raptors!

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