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Great Black-Hawk (Buteogallus urubitinga)
Great black-hawk, near wetland area of Estancia El Trebol, Bajo Chaco, Paraguay.
Photograph by John Mosesso, Andrea Grosse. License: Public Domain. (view image details)
GREAT BLACK-HAWK FACTSDescription
The Great Black Hawk is mainly black with short white tail with a broad black tip. The bill is black. The legs and cere are yellow. Males and females are similar. Immature birds are dark brown above with spotting and streaks, buff below with dark spots, tail has black and dusky bars. The Great Black Hawk resembles the Common Black Hawk, but is larger with a different call and different tail pattern.
length 56cm - 64cm
coastal forest, open woodland near water.
The Great Black Hawk feeds mainly on reptiles, other small vertebrates, large insects.
Nest is made of sticks and built in a tree. Lays one white egg with dark blotches.
found in Mexico, Central America, and South America to Peru and northern Argentina.
Relatives in same Genus
Common Black-Hawk (B. anthracinus)