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Great Black Hawk Buteogallus urubitinga
2012-12-28 14:55:09

The Great Black Hawk is a bird of prey belonging to the family Accipitridae. This family also includes the eagles, hawks, and Old World vultures. This is a resident breeding bird in the tropical New World, from Mexico through Central America to Peru, Trinidad and northern Argentina. It looks similar to the Common Black Hawk, but it’s larger and has a different call and tail pattern. It is...

Grey Hawk
2012-04-02 18:20:18

The Grey Hawk, (Buteo nitidus), also known as the Grey-lined Hawk, is a species of bird of prey of the Accipitridae family of eagles, hawks and Old World vultures. It is sometimes placed in the genus Asturina as Asturina nitida. It is found in open country and forest edges in the southwestern United States and Mexico south to Bolivia, Brazil and central Argentina. It is also fairly common...

Double-toothed Kite Harpagus bidentatus
2012-04-02 18:06:17

The Double-toothed Kite, (Harpagus bidentatus), is a species of bird of prey in the Accipitridae family, which includes eagles, hawks and Old World vultures. It is found in Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela. It is fairly common in the mid...

Cuban Black Hawk Buteogallus gundlachii
2012-04-02 17:57:56

The Cuban Black Hawk, (Buteogallus gundlachii), is a species of bird of prey in the Accipitridae family. This family includes eagles, hawks and Old World vultures. It is endemic to the island of Cuba, where it is only found along the coastal areas. The IUCN listed the Cuban Black Hawk as near threatened in 2008. The Cuban Black Hawk has traditionally been considered a subspecies of the...

Crane Hawk
2008-11-25 22:27:58

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...

Honey Buzzard
2006-03-06 10:53:32

The Honey Buzzard (Pernis apivorus) is a bird of prey in the family Accipitridae. Despite its name, this species is not related to the true buzzards in the genus Buteo, but is actually closer to the kites. This bird is a summer migrant to most of Europe as well as western Asia. It spends winter in tropical Africa. The Honey Buzzard breeds in woodland, and is unobtrusive except in the spring,...

Griffon Vulture
2006-03-01 09:04:18

The Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus) is an Old World vulture in the family Accipitridae and is resident in mountains throughout southern Europe, north Africa, and Asia. Griffon Vultures have been re-introduced successfully into the Massif Central in France. Griffons may form loose colonies, and will often move in flocks. Like other vultures it is an expert scavenger, feeding mostly from...

Eurasian Black Vulture
2006-03-01 07:54:18

The Eurasian Black Vulture (Aegypius monachus) is the only species in the genus Aegypius. It also goes by the names Monk Vulture, Cinereous Vulture, or simply Black Vulture. It is a very large bird of prey in the family Accipitridae which also includes many other diurnal raptors such as kites, buzzards and harriers. This Old World vulture is not related to the New World vultures which are in...

Old World vulture
2006-03-01 07:34:38

PHOTO CAPTION:Nubian Vulture or Lappet-faced Vulture Old World vultures belong to the family Accipitridae. They are not considered to be related to the superficially similar New World vultures and condors, and do not share that group's good sense of smell. The similarities between the two groups are due to convergent evolution rather than a close relationship. Vultures are scavengers and...

Shikra
2006-02-28 20:23:40

The Shikra (Accipiter badius) is a small bird of prey in the family Accipitridae. It is a widespread resident breeder throughout south Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. New nests are built in trees each year. Clutches contain anywhere from three to seven eggs. This bird is a small raptor (26-30cm) with short broad wings and a long tail, both adaptations to fast maneuvering. The normal flight of...

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