Birds of Colombia

HAWKS, Kites, Hawk-Eagles, Gavilan Bird
HALCONES, ÁGUILAS, AGUILUCHOS, GAVILANES

ORDER: ACCIPITRIFORMES

FAMILY: ACCIPITRIDAE

Hawks, Gavilan Bird inhabit in a variety of ecosystems. They can be found in deserts, mountains, forests and coasts. Usually in pairs or solitary. They hunt small mammals, squirrels, snakes, rabbits, rodents, spiders, insects and other animals. They are extremely patient and wait in a given position until the prey move to attack. Strong bill, legs, and feet. Some species live up to 20 years and weigh from 1 to 4 kilos.

Los Gavilanes existen en muchos ecosistemas desde los desiertos, montañas, bosques y costas. En pares o solitarios. Cazan pequeños mamíferos, ardillas, culebras, conejos, ratones, arañas y otros animales. Esperan con paciencia hasta que su presa se mueva. De fuerte pico, piernas y patas. Algunas especies pueden vivir hasta los 20 años. De 1 a 4 kilos de peso según la especie.

ROADSIDE HAWK

Name in Spanish: Gavilán caminero, Gavilán pollero

Size/Tamaño: 15 in | 38 cm 
Location: All of the country
Altura: <2500 m 
Status: 


Photos by: Luis A. Materón ©

roadside-hawk, Gavilan Caminero, Rupornis magnirostris

Rupornis magnirostris

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Rupornis magnirostris

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Rupornis magnirostris

WHITE-TAILED HAWK

Name in Spanish: Halcón coliblanco

Size/Tamaño: 24 in | 60 cm  
Location: Meta, The Andes ranges and Guajira 
Altura: <2000 m
Status:

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White-tailed hawk, Halcón coliblanco

Geranoaetus albicaudatus

Male   ♂︎

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Geranoaetus albicaudatus

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White-tailed hawk
Geranoaetus albicaudatus

BROAD-WINGED HAWK

Name in Spanish: Halcón migratorio, Águila cuaresmera, águila migratoria

Size/Tamaño: 15 in | 38 cm 
Location: Migrant from North America
Altura: <2500 m
Status: 


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Broad-winged hawk, Halcón migratorio, Aguila migratoria

Buteo platypterus

Male   ♂︎

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Buteo platypterus

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Buteo platypterus

Snail kite

Name in Spanish: Gavilán Caracolero, Caracolero Común

Size/Tamaño: 14.3 in | 36.5 cm 
Location: The Andes ranges and the Amazon region and the Atlantic
Altura: <700 m 
Status: 


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Broad-winged hawk, Halcón migratorio, Aguila migratoria

Rostrhamus sociabilis

Male   ♂︎

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Rostrhamus sociabilis

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gavilan caracolero, slender kite
Rostrhamus sociabilis
Species of the family Accipitridae to photograph 
Species de la familia Accipitridae por fotografiar

 

Scientific
Name
Name in
Spanish
Name in
English
Elanus leucurus Gavilán Maromero White-tailed Kite
Gampsonyx swainsonii Gavilancito Perlado Pearl Kite
Chondrohierax uncinatus Caracolero Piquiganchudo Hook-billed Kite
Leptodon cayanensis Aguililla Cabecigrís Gray-headed Kite
Elanoides forficatus Aguililla Tijereta Swallow-tailed Kite
Morphnus guianensis Águila Moñuda Crested Eagle
Harpia harpyja Águila Arpía Harpy Eagle
Spizaetus tyrannus Águila Iguanera Black Hawk-Eagle
Spizaetus melanoleucus Águila Enmascarada Black-and-white Hawk-Eagle
Spizaetus ornatus Águila Coronada Ornate Hawk-Eagle
Spizaetus isidori Águila Crestada Black-and-chestnut Eagle
Busarellus nigricollis Gavilán Cienaguero Black-collared Hawk
Helicolestes hamatus Caracolero Negro Slender-billed Kite
Harpagus bidentatus Gavilán Lagartero Double-toothed Kite
Ictinia mississippiensis Aguililla del Misisipí Mississippi Kite
Ictinia plumbea Aguililla Plomiza Plumbeous Kite
Circus cyaneus Aguilucho Pálido Northern Harrier
Circus cinereus Aguilucho Cenizo Cinereous Harrier
Circus buffoni Aguilucho Negro Long-winged Harrier
Accipiter poliogaster Azor Selvatico Gray-bellied Hawk
Accipiter superciliosus Azor Diminuto Tiny Hawk
Accipiter collaris Azor Collarejo Semicollared Hawk
Accipiter striatus Azor Cordillerano Sharp shinned Hawk
Accipiter cooperii Azor de Cooper Cooper’s Hawk
Accipiter bicolor Azor Bicolor Bicolored Hawk
Geranospiza caerulescens Aguililla Zancona Crane Hawk
Cryptoleucopteryx plumbea Gavilán Pizarra Plumbeous Hawk
Buteogallus schistaceus Gavilán Patirrojo Slate-colored Hawk
Buteogallus anthracinus Cangrejero Negro Common Black Hawk
Buteogallus meridionalis Gavilán Sabanero Savanna Hawk
Buteogallus urubitinga Cangrejero Grande Great Black Hawk
Buteogallus solitarius Águila Solitaria Solitary Eagle
Morphnarchus princeps Gavilán Príncipe Barred Hawk
Parabuteo unicinctus Gavilán Rabiblanco Harris’s Hawk
Parabuteo leucorrhous Gavilán Negro White-rumped Hawk
Geranoaetus albicaudatus Gavilán Coliblanco White-tailed Hawk
Geranoaetus polyosoma Gavilán Variable Variable Hawk
Geranoaetus melanoleucus Águila Paramuna Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle
Pseudastur albicollis Gavilán Blanco White Hawk
Pseudastur occidentalis Gavilán Espaldigris Gray-backed Hawk
Leucopternis semiplumbeus Gavilán Gris Semiplumbeous Hawk
Leucopternis melanops Gavilán Carinegro Black-faced Hawk
Buteo nitidus Gavilán Saraviado Gray-lined Hawk
Buteo albigula Gavilán Gorgiblanco White-throated Hawk
Buteo brachyurus Gavilán Rabicorto Short-tailed Hawk
Buteo swainsoni Gavilán de Swainson Swainson’s Hawk
Buteo albonotatus Gavilán Gallinazo Zone-tailed Hawk
Buteo jamaicensis Gavilán Colirrojo Red-tailed Hawk