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This is a medium-sized hawk, per the photo it is overall slate-gray in color. Numerous individuals were spotted in the Upper Amazon, Pacaya Samiria Reserve.
Amazon rainforest. Up-river from this spotting, close to Iquitos, a petroleum/chemical plant was being constructed. The Amazon is rich in minerals and natural resources...it will only be a matter of time before the area becomes industrialized. It is pristine now, maybe less so in the future.
Lat: -4.98, Long: -74.04
Spotted on Sep 11, 2014
Submitted on Feb 16, 2015