Birds of Colombia

    ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae (Kites, Hawks and Eagles)  
Genus: Buteogallus (5 species, 9 worldwide)

Common Black Hawk
Common Black Hawk (Buteogallus anthracinus anthracinus)
Tayrona National Park, Colombia
  Note white tail bands.

A crab-eater and usually seen in mangrove forests or along the coast. Similar to but much smaller than the Great Black Hawk. Immature brown like immature Great Black Hawk.

Savanna Hawk
Savanna Hawk (Buteogallus meridionalis)
Los Llanos, Venezuela  

A large common hawk found in open areas.

Slate-colored Hawk
Slate-colored Hawk (Buteogallus schistaceus)
Puerto NariƱo, Amazonas, Colombia
  The white band on the tail differentiates this medium-size hawk from the less common Slender-billed Kite (ProAves).

Solitary Eagle
Solitary Eagle (Buteogallus solitarius solitarius) Near Threatened

Similar to the Great Black Hawk, but found at higher altitudes.

Great Black Hawk
Great Black Hawk (Buteogallus urubitinga) Immature
Photograph by Tim Lenz     Copyright and usage info

Great Black Hawk
Great Black Hawk (Buteogallus urubitinga urubitinga)
Hato Aurora, Casanare, Colombia  

An eagle-sized Hawk that eats crabs like the Common Black Hawk, but also rodents, fish and birds.

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