The gray-lined hawk is a smallish raptor found in open country and forest edges. It is sometimes placed in the genus ''Asturina'' as ''Asturina nitida''. The species has been split by the American Ornithological Society from the gray hawk. The gray-lined hawk is found from southern Costa Rica to Argentina.
The gray-lined hawk is 46–61 cm in length and weighs 475 g average. The adult has a pale gray body, the tail is black with three white bands and the legs are orange. It.. more