Order: Accipitriformes | Family: Accipitridae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southeast Peru
Age: Juveniles | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southeast Peru
Age: Adults | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southeast Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Amazonia, Brazil
Status: The Great Black Hawk is common in Amazonia where it is known to range up to 900 m along the foothill of the Andes. It is also rare in the semi-deciduous forests of northwest Peru. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.
Name in Spanish: Gavilán Negro.
Sub-species: Great Black Hawk (Buteogallus urubitinga urubitinga), J. F. Gmelin 1788.
Meaning of Name: Buteogallus: Gr. Buteo= vulture, buzzard; and gallus= rooster. urubitinga: Tupi, Urubu= Indian name for a large black bird and tinga=white. May refer to the broad rump and uppertail white patch of this bird clearly seen when it flies.
- 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. http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 08/01/2015.