Utah Bird Profile
 Swainson's Hawk - Buteo swainsoni

Name Roots: (L. buteo, "a hawk" - for William Swainson)

In Utah:   
by Jack Binch

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characteristic behaviors:
Nests in a deciduous tree or in a cliff at a height of 20-30 (6-70) feet, in a platform nest. This species is not a cowbird host. This species is a carnivore/insectivore: ground/air hawker.
Habitat: Breeds in Utah in agriculture and aspen habitats.
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