|Slate-coloured Hawk Buteogallus
(aka Leucopternis schistaceus)
|Borba, Amazonas, Brazil
The Slate-coloured Hawk is distributed in much of the Amazon Basin. It is found in swampy forest and along the edges of rivers and lakes where it preys on frogs, crabs, fish and snakes found at the water's edge.
|This bird was seen just after a downpour near Borba and seemed to be trying to dry out its wings. The first photos shows the bold white central band to the tail while all the shots show the orange-red cere and legs and the yellow eyes. The third photo shows some paler barring on the underwings which suggests that this may be an immature bird.|
|Jeremy Minns recorded this
bird as follows:
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