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Swainson's Hawk On the look out over the Prairie, the Swainson's Hawk (Buteo swainsoni) is a large hawk found in Southern Alberta, Canada. Alberta,Buteo swainsoni,Canada,Geotagged,Maleb,Spring,Swainson's Hawk,bird,swainson's hawk Click/tap to enlarge

Swainson's Hawk

On the look out over the Prairie, the Swainson's Hawk (Buteo swainsoni) is a large hawk found in Southern Alberta, Canada.

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Swainson's hawk , is a large ''Buteo'' hawk of the Falconiformes, sometimes separated in the Accipitriformes like its relatives. This species was named after William Swainson, a British naturalist. It is colloquially known as the grasshopper hawk or locust hawk, as it is very fond of Acrididae and will voraciously eat these insects whenever they are available.

Their breeding habitat is prairie and dry grasslands in western North America. They build a stick nest in a tree or shrub or on.. more

Similar species: Falcons
Species identified by Greg Shchepanek
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By Greg Shchepanek

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Uploaded Dec 4, 2018. Captured Jun 14, 2018 21:43 in AB-879, Burdett, AB T0K 0J0, Canada.
  • COOLPIX A900
  • f/6.3
  • 1/250s
  • ISO180
  • 107mm