Broad-winged Hawk

Broad-winged Hawk
Classification(s) : Predator, Prey
Cat Name : Hawk
Common Name : Broad-winged Hawk
Scientific Name : Buteo platypterus
Other Name(s) :
Physical Description :

A broad winged, stout bodied hawk reddish barred underside, white throat and pale wings with a dark trailing edge.

Physical Statistics :

Length: 13.4–17.3 Inches (34–44 34–44 Centimeters)
Wingspan: 31.9–39.4 Inches (81–100 Centimeters)
Weight: 9.3–19.8 Ounces (265–560 Grams)

Behavior :

Broad-winged hawks prefer forested land for their territories and will hunt by diving down upon their prey.

Social Organization :

Breeding pairs, with the occasional solitary individual

Approval Level : Mod; Because most hunting would be done by a nesting pair, hunting of cats would be a continuous problem rather than an isolated event.
Kill Difficulty : Moderate;

While small, they have wicked talons and a sharp beak to use to fight back when attacked.

Training Level : Specialty - Raptor;

When they dive down to take prey is the only effective moment to attack, aside from the odd moment when they’re low to the ground.

Hunting Tactic : Small Raptors
Food Quality : High; Rich, heavy meat in good amounts.
Danger Level : Medium (Kits and Small Apprentices are Vulnerable);

This flexible and opportunistic hunter takes small animals when the opportunity presents itself.