Birds of Colombia

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


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

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.

Locally common, and seen at all altitudes.

Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle
Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle (Geranoaetus melanoleucus australis)
Zoo, Peru
  A very large hawk that preys on rabbits in the paramo.
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Additional photo.

Variable Hawk
Variable Hawk (Geranoaetus polyosoma)
Mejía, Peru
  Light morph.
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Variable Hawk
Variable Hawk (Geranoaetus polyosoma) Dark Morph
Zoo, Peru  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

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

A medium-sized hawk that may have a rufous, dark or grey back. In front it may be white, barred, rufous, or dark. Found at over 3000m and in the paramo, but may be much lower (especially in Peru).
Polysoma race from back (Red-backed Hawk)


© Tom Friedel - All Rights Reserved, except for images and data otherwise noted.       Colombia       Panama       Ecuador       Costa Rica       Mexico
Experimental sites:       Peru       Venezuela       The World       Brazil       Bolivia
Really Experimental sites:       Guyana       Nicaragua       Cuba