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Black Hawk-eagle

Spizaetus tyrannus


The Black Hawk-Eagle is a large, black raptor of Neotropical forests. It has a prominent crest, is blackish with narrow white barring below, and broad gray bars on the tail. In flight, this species has a distinctive silhouette with broad, paddle-shaped wings and a rather long tail. (NeotropicalBirds)


From Mexico south through the Amazon basin as well as in Atlantic coastal forest from eastern Brazil south to northern Argentina. Occurs in both open and dense forests, and is the most frequently seen of the Neotropical forest eagles. (NeotropicalBirds)

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Ignacio Gamboa
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Ignacio Gamboa

Spotted on Dec 27, 2015
Submitted on Dec 27, 2015

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