Black-collared Hawk (Busarellus nigricollis)

Order: Accipitriformes | Family: Accipitridae | IUCN Status: Least Concern

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Amazonia, Colombia

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Amazonia, Brazil

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Amazonia, Brazil

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Amazonia, Brazil

Identification & Behavior: ~49 cm (19.2 in). The Black-collared Hawk is mostly chestnut with a pale head, a black half-collar, and black flight feathers.  Juvenile birds are dusky brown with pale head with dusky streaks. It perches on branches that overhang over water at oxbow lakes and rivers. It is the only chestnut hawk in Amazonia.

Status: The Black-collared Hawk is widespread and fairly common in Amazonia. It is nearly always at oxbow lakes, open swamps and rivers. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Gavilán de Ciénega.

Sub-species: Black-collared Hawk (Busarellus nigricollis nigricollis), Latham 1790.

Meaning of Name: Busarellus: Fr. buse, busarellus= diminutive of buse= vulture French. nigricollis: L. niger= black  and collis, collum= neck, lap.

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Distribution Map
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    • Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. on 01/01/2015.