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Boreas
the Swainson's Hawk

Photo by Bob Gobeille
4 Years Old
Buteo swainsoni
Found emaciated in the wild, imprinted during rehab
Came to Nature's Educators from A Private Rehabber in Arizona
Boreas was found abandoned and starving in Tucson, AZ. He was rescued and cared for but accidentally became imprinted. Swainson's Hawks spend summers in North America and winters in South America. They can easily be confused with the Red-Tailed Hawk, but a great way to tell them apart is the rusty bib and the "light arm with dark feathers."