The gray Hawk (Buteo nitidus), better known as “Gavilán Pollero” is a type of hawk you can find from extreme SW USA and N Mexico to W Ecuador, N Argentina and S Brazil. It prefers broken forest, forest edge and savanna trees. Its way of hunting is to wait to ambush the pray or pursues it with swift in a graceful flight.
41cm (16”), 425g. Above slate-gray; upper tail coverts White; below fine barred with gray and white; tail black with a white band, white rounded edges. Iris black, cere and legs yellow. Young: above dark brown flecked with rusty; superciliaries whitish; eye-stripe browm; below white very streaked with dark brown; thighs lightly barred; tail pale brown finely barred with black, subterminal bar widest.