The Roadside Hawk (Buteo magnirostris) ranges from east Mexico to west Ecuador and north Argentina. Its natural areas are savannas, broken woodlands, second growth, and field edges. Its size is of 38 cm (15 inches) in height and 290 g in weight.
This bird is above brownish-gray, with paler gray head and chest. Rest of underparts are buffy-white, barred with grayish on breast. Tail gray-brown to rufuos, banded with black, and legs yellow. Its diet is based on large insets, reptiles, small mammals, and rarely birds.