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Crane Hawk

The Crane Hawk (Geranospiza caerulescens), is a bird of prey found in
Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, the United States, Uruguay, and Venezuela. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical mangrove forests, and subtropical or tropical swamps. They are not migratory.

The adult is about 20 inches long with a 40 inch wingspan. It has orange or red eyes and long, orange legs. They are mostly dark gray with a couple of white stripes across the tails. Its diet consists of lizards, frogs, baby birds, and mice.

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Crane Hawk