Broad-winged Hawk, dark morph
May 6, 2017
The dark morph Broad-winged Hawk is described as rare in most field guides.
Brian Wheeler, author of Raptors of Western North America, states that less than
1% of the breeding population in Canada consists of dark morphs. The dark morph
Broad-winged Hawk is known to breed only in central Alberta. Some summer
sightings have been documented in British Columbia.
I've seen these dark morphs a few times but have never been able to get a good
flight shot from below like this.