Common Black Hawk

Distribution / Range

Found in the warmer parts of the Americas, from the Southwestern United States through Central America to Venezuela, Peru, Trinidad and the Lesser Antilles.

Description

This bird of prey measures 43 – 53 cm in length (including the short  tail) and weighs about 930g.

The plumage is mostly black or dark grey.   It has very broad wings, a single broad white band across the tail and a white tip.

The bill is black and the legs and cere are yellow.

Males and females look alike.

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Common Black Hawk

Common Black Hawk

Bill Shape
hooked
Regions
arizona
california
colorado
mexico
nevada
new mexico
texas
utah
Tail Shape
fan-shaped-tail
Wing Shape
rounded-wings
Sounds
twittering
Habitat
aerial
riparianorriverforest
lakes rivers ponds
Grasslands
Color
black
Body Shape
hawk
Size
large
Order
birds of prey, raptors - falconiformes
kites, eagles and hawks - accipitridae
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species