Birds of Colombia

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


Common Black Hawk
Common Black Hawk (Buteogallus anthracinus anthracinus)
Tayrona National Park, Colombia
  Note white tail bands.
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

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)
Magdalena Valley, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

A large and common hawk found in open areas.
In flight.
Perched, from back.

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).
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.


Solitary Eagle
Solitary Eagle (Buteogallus solitarius solitarius) Near Threatened
 
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Solitary Eagle
Solitary Eagle (Buteogallus solitarius solitarius) Near Threatened
Wayqecha, Peru
  Note short tail.
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Similar to the [Great Black Hawk], but found at higher altitudes.
Flight view from top showing white in wings and tail.

Great Black Hawk
Great Black Hawk (Buteogallus urubitinga urubitinga)
Hato Aurora, Casanare, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

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

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


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