Birds of Colombia

    ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae (Kites, Hawks and Eagles)  
Genus: Geranoaetus (3 species, 3 worldwide)


White-tailed Hawk
White-tailed Hawk (Geranoaetus albicaudatus hypospodius) Immature
Finca Las Trancas, Liberia, Costa Rica  
   
Photograph by Jorge Obando Gutierrez   © Copyrighted, All Rights Reserved.

White-tailed Hawk
White-tailed Hawk (Geranoaetus albicaudatus hypospodius)
Texas, United States  
   
Photograph by Andy Morffew     Copyright and usage info

Locally common, and seen at all altutides.

Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle
Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle (Geranoaetus melanoleucus australis)
Zoo, Peru
  A very large hawk that preys on rabbits in the paramo.
   

Variable Hawk
Variable Hawk (Geranoaetus polyosoma) Immature
Huacarpay Lake, Peru  
   
Photograph by George Scott Photography   © All Rights Reserved.

Variable Hawk
Variable Hawk (Geranoaetus polyosoma) Dark Morph
Zoo, Peru
  The Variable Hawk, a medium-sized hawk, may have a rufous, dark or grey back. In front it may be white, barred, rufous, or dark.
   

Variable Hawk
Variable Hawk (Geranoaetus polyosoma)
Zoo, Mendoza, Argentina
  A light-colored individual.
   


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