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Galapagos Hawk

Buteo galapagoensis

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Brown hawk endemic to Galápagos. Adult is quite dark and may appear nearly black in harsh light; also note white barring in wings and tail, and yellow at base of bill. Juvenile is washed with tawny with darker brown spots on underparts. Rests on exposed perches such as treetops and boulders. Hunts on the wing and sometimes hovers in place while searching for prey.

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