Birds of Colombia

    ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae (Kites, Hawks and Eagles)  
Genus: Accipiter (5 species, 51 worldwide)

Genus Accipiter are hawks with short wings and long tails, and are suited best for hunting in the forest.

Bicolored Hawk
Bicolored Hawk (Accipiter bicolor)
Costa Rica  
Photograph by Chris Jimenez Nature Photo   © All Rights Reserved by Chris Jimenez Nature Photo.

White morph. Note white collar and front.

Semicollared Hawk
Semicollared Hawk (Accipiter collaris) Near Threatened
  Image credit: The Ibis, ser. 1, vol. 2, illustration by Joseph Wolf (1820-1899)
Photograph by Prints     Copyright and usage info

Grey-bellied Hawk
Grey-bellied Hawk (Accipiter poliogaster) Near Threatened
  Image credit: J G Keulemans - Ibis 1887
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Tiny Hawk
Tiny Hawk (Accipiter superciliosus superciliosus)
Putumayo, Colombia  
Photograph by Brayan Coral Jaramillo   © All Rights Reserved.

A rare song-bird sized hawk (especially the smaller male) said to prey on hummingbirds.

Plain-breasted Hawk
Plain-breasted Hawk (Accipiter ventralis)
San Sebastian Reserve, Envigado, Antioquia, Colombia
  Pale morph. This hawk may also have a rufous breast but it is not streaked or barred.

A non-migratory version of the Sharp-shinned Hawk, and often considered the same species.
Additional photo.

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