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Black-collared Hawk (Busarellus nigricollis)
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BLACK-COLLARED HAWK FACTSDescription
The Black-collared Hawk is a reddish brown hawk with off white head and bold black crescent shaped mark on the upper chest. The back has scattered black stripes. The flight feathers are black. The tail is black with reddish bar at the base. The eyes are reddish brown. The bill is black and the legs blue white. Immatures are similar to adults, but blotched with black, and have brown eyes.
length 45cm - 49cm
rainforest, flooded forest, moist lowland forest, swamps.
The Black-collared Hawk eats mainly fish, and also some aquatic invertebrates, lizards, rodents.
The nest is lined with green leaves and situated in a large tree often near water. Lays three to and five dull white eggs spotted and freckled with shades of brown.
The Black-collared Hawk is found in Mexico, central America and South America.