Brazilian Eagle (urubitinga), Brazilian Urubitinga (urubitinga), Great Black-hawk, Hypomorphnus urubitinga, Ridgway’s Black Hawk (ridgwayi). figure, drawing, illustration of Great Black Hawk (Buteogallus urubitinga) B. u. urubitinga (J. F. Gmelin, ) – Great Black Hawk – NE Panama and South. Great Black Hawk · Buteogallus urubitinga · (Gmelin, JF, ). Order: ACCIPITRIFORMES. Family: Accipitridae (Kites, Hawks, Eagles). Genus: Buteogallus.

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The Great Black HawkButeogallus urubitingais a bird of prey in the family Accipitridaewhich also includes the eagleshawks and Old World vultures. It builds a large stick nest in a tree, and usually lays one urubitinya whitish egg.

The adult Great Black Hawk is 56 to 64 centimeters long and weighs 1. It has very broad wings, and is mainly black.


Great Black Hawk (Buteogallus urubitinga) :: xeno-canto

The short tail is white with a broad black tip. The bill is black and the legs and cere are yellow.

Males and females look alike, but immature birds are dark brown above with spotting and streaks. Their underparts are buff with dark spots, and the tail has a number of black and dusky bars.

It resembles the Common Black Hawkbut is larger with a different call and tail pattern. The call of Great Black Hawk is a distinctive piping ooo-wheeeeee. The Great Black Hawk feeds mainly on reptiles, other small vertebrates and large insects, often hunted on foot.

This species is often seen soaring urubiginga woodlands.

Great Black Hawk (Buteogallus urubitinga) – Planet of Birds

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The Avianweb strives to maintain accurate and up-to-date information ; however, mistakes do happen. If you would like to correct or update any of butogallus information, please send us an e-mail. This is a mainly coastal bird of forest and open woodland near water.

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Description The adult Great Black Hawk is 56 to 64 centimeters long and weighs 1. References BirdLife International Retrieved on 10 May Database entry includes justification for why this species is of least concern ffrench, Richard A Guide to the Birds of Trinidad and Tobago 2nd edition ed.

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