• Guilherme Willrich Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Estadual de Londrina
  • Cristian Marcelo Joenck Teia - Projetos Ambientais Ltda



Broad-winged hawk, Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, South America


The Broad-winged Hawk (Buteo platypterus (Vieillot, 1823)) (Accipitriformes: Accipitridae) is a migratory bird of prey that winters in Central and South America. This note reports two new records of the species in southern Brazil, which are currently the southernmost records in wintering areas. One of the observations represents the first occurrence for Santa Catarina state and the other is only the second for Rio Grande do Sul state, the first one for the central region of the state. Both observations suggest that this species may be more frequent than expected in southern Brazil and neighbouring countries.


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