Learn about the Species

//Learn about the Species
Learn about the Species 2015-04-09T13:07:08+00:00

ARIZONA’S RAPTORS
Getting to Know the Species

COMING SOON…

You will soon see photographs plus a short summary on each of the species of raptors known from Arizona.  Those birds will include the following…

VULTURES
Black Vulture, Coragyps atratus
Turkey Vulture, Cathartes aura
California Condor, Gymnogyps californianus (reintroduced to the Grand Canyon)

HAWKS AND KITES
Swallow-tailed Kite, Elanus forficatus
White-tailed Kite, Elanus leucurus
Mississippi Kite, Ictinia mississippiensis

Northern Harrier, Circus cyaneus

Sharp-shinned Hawk, Accipiter striatus
Cooper’s Hawk, Accipiter cooperii
Northern Goshawk, Accipiter gentilis

Common Black-Hawk, Buteogallus anthracinus
Harris’s Hawk, Parabuteo unicinctus
Gray Hawk, Buteo plagiatus
Red-shouldered Hawk, Buteo lineatus
Broad-winged Hawk, Buteo platypterus
Short-tailed Hawk, Buteo brachyurus
Swainson’s Hawk, Buteo swainsoni
White-tailed Hawk, Buteo albicaudatus
Zone-tailed Hawk, Buteo albonotatus
Red-tailed Hawk, Buteo jamaicensis
* Harlan’s Hawk, Buteo jamaicensis harlani
Ferruginous Hawk, Buteo regalis
Rough-legged Hawk, Buteo lagopus

EAGLES
Golden Eagle, Aquila chrysaetos
Bald Eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus

OSPREYS
Osprey, Pandion haliaetus

FALCONS
Crested Caracara, Caracara cheriway
American Kestrel, Falco sparverius
Merlin, Falco columbarius
Aplomado Falcon, Falco femoralis
Peregrine Falcon, Falco peregrinus
Prairie Falcon, Falco mexicanus

OWLS
Barn Owl, Tyto alba

Flammulated Owl, Psiloscops flammeolus
Western Screech-Owl, Megascops kennicottii
Whiskered Screech-Owl, Megacsops trichopsis
Great Horned Owl, Bubo virginianus
Northern Pygmy-Owl, Glaucidium californicum
* Mountain Pygmy-Owl, Glaucidium gnoma
Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl, Glaucidium brasilianum
Elf Owl, Micrathene whitneyi
Burrowing Owl, Athene cunicularia
Spotted Owl, Strix occidentalis
Long-eared Owl, Asio otus
Short-eared Owl, Asio flammeus
Northern Saw-whet Owl, Aegolius acadicus

SOME CONFUSING NON-RAPTORS
Lesser Nighthawk, Chordeiles acutipennis
Common Poorwill, Phalaenoptilus nuttallii