Broad-winged hawks are on the smaller side compared to the other species of hawks that frequent Arkansas and they also tolerate human interaction a lot better than most, as well.
Their plumage is very distinct. Black and white bands on their tails and a “barred” look on their chest and underside of their wing feathers. They mainly prey on small mammals and snakes but will also eat insects.
They are very common during the warmer months and are always a treat to watch. It’s easy to see at least 2-3 of them in a days trip out photographing. They are most commonly found on power lines near a road that has an over grown ditch.
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