Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Hawks, Eagles and Kites :: Great Black-Hawk

Great Black-Hawk Buteogallus urubitinga

Described by: Gmelin (1788)
Alternate common name(s): Great Black Hawk, Great Black-hawk
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Mana, French Guiana - Jul 18, 2002 © Pascal Dubois  near Gallon Jug, Belize - Mar 8, 2005 © Kent Nickell  Pantanal, Mato Grosso, Brazil - Sep, 2000 © Arthur Grosset  Paraguay River, Mato Grosso, Brazil - Jun, 2006 © Lou Hegedus  Canopy Tower Lodge, Panama - Jul 9, 2005 © Hans Spiecker 
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Nw. Mexico through Central America to nw. and se. South America;
(1) N. Mexico (c. Sonora and s. Tamaulipas) s. to w. Panama.
(2) E. Panama, Colombia, w. Ecuador, Venezuela, Trinidad, Tobago, Guyana, Surinam, Guiana, Brazil (Bahia), se. Peru (banks of the Tambopata River, Madre de Dios, Puno) e. Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay and n. Argentina (Tucuman, Santiago del Estero, Santa Fe and Buenos Aires).


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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