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.
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.