Jul 14, 2009

Black-collared Hawk




The Black-collared Hawk (Busarellus nigricollis) is a bird of prey found near to rivers or lakes in Central and South America. It feeds mainly on fish, searching the water fot it from the trees and swooping down and catching them using its long curved and powerful talons.
On my first trip in 2008 I have seen none, but this year my luck has changed. I saw one near to Fazenda Baia Grande and several ones on the river at Fazenda Ararauna, which is an excellent place for photographing water birds. Unfortunately no fishing shot with it - maybe next time.

7 comments:

  1. Love that first one Andor, great capture of a stunning bird.

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  2. I m a sucker for Raptotrs Andor. Beautiful shots of the Juvenile Hawk, the image where its mouth is open is my favorite...Thomas

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  3. Great series of images! Love the guy with his mouth open. Blue Skies.

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  4. Stunning Shots Andor as Ken said the one with the mouth open is really cool.

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  5. ...gorgeous bird. I love his black eyes and the black necklace of feathers!

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  6. Hi Andor,
    I always appreciate the opportunity to see birds such as the black collared hawk you have so skillfully photographed here, as well as other birds and animals from far away places where it's not likely I'll be able to visit. This hawk is very unique and I have never seen anything like it in the US. Great job capturing these images!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, and thanks for your comment. I'm glad you enjoyed the grizzly bear photos and the other stuff from Alaska.

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