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Found in the lower Rio Grande valley of Texas and in southeastern Arizona in riparian Forests, especially with cottonwoods and sycamores, and nearby open areas. It hunts from a low perch for insects and small vertebrates.
Juveniles differ from juvenile Broad-winged hawk in a longer tail, white rump band, and strong face pattern ( a bolder supercilium and dark eye line).
VOICE a drawn-out, high-pitched, descending wheeeeeeee; similar in quality to Red-shoulder Hawk, but call single, not repeated.