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Galapagos Hawk

Buteo galapagoensis

Description:

This is one of the rarest hawks on earth. It is endemic to Galapagos. This juvenile bird was phtographed in the highlands of Santa Cruz, one of the islands where this species became extinct decades ago, - which shows that re-colonization from neighboring islands is possible.

Habitat:

Galapagos

Notes:

Copyright by Nadine Kramer

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48 Comments (1–25)

JoshuaGSmith
JoshuaGSmith 2 years ago

I would be truly honored if you would consider adding this excellent spotting to the mission for the Birds of Ecuador: http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/4508...

James McNair
James McNair 2 years ago

Wow!

Toucan
Toucan 4 years ago

Great shot, congratulations!

patty
patty 5 years ago

Amazing hawk and picture! =)

Adam Braz tb2
Adam Braz tb2 5 years ago

Great spotting, congratulations.

Liam
Liam 5 years ago

Great photo and spotting! Well-deserved SOTD!

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 5 years ago

Awesome!!! Great bird and congrats!

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 5 years ago

Great photo! Congratulations!

JamesHudson
JamesHudson 5 years ago

stunning picture

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 5 years ago

Incredible..Best shots!

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 5 years ago

Congratulations! this bird really deserve it!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 5 years ago

Fantastic pose of wings...

Wild Things
Wild Things 5 years ago

Amazing! Congratulations!!

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 5 years ago

How beautiful. Congrats!

Congratulations on this well deserved SotD !

remco.douma
remco.douma 5 years ago

Wow. Very nice, and congrats!

peter
peter 5 years ago

Congratulations! We've chosen this incredible photo as spotting of the day to commemorate our partnership!

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"The Galapagos Hawk is one of the rarest hawks on earth. This juvenile bird was photographed in the highlands of Santa Cruz, one of the islands where this species became extinct decades ago - which shows that re-colonization from neighboring islands is possible."

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 5 years ago

Wow great shot !
Congratulations

Phil_S
Phil_S 5 years ago

Fabulous spotting!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 5 years ago

Wonderful spotting! We are very glad to have you here!

Thank you all for your kind comments; I am forwarding them all to Nadine Kramer who actually took the picture! If you want to know more about the work of the Charles Darwin Foundation follow us on facebook.com/darwinfoundation.

KarenL
KarenL 5 years ago

Wonderful capture!
Welcome to the community Peter!

harsuame
harsuame 5 years ago

Fantástico:: bella imagen

Breathtaking!

Parroquia Santa Rosa, Provincia de Galápagos, Ecuador

Lat: -0.64, Long: -90.37

Spotted on Mar 1, 2009
Submitted on Oct 9, 2012

Spotted for mission

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