Name
Common Black Hawk
Category
D
Taxon
Birds
Common Black Hawk (Buteogallus anthracinus) is a medium-sized (53 cm) hawk that is dark gray to black in color with a distinctive white band across the tail and white tail tip. Most of the population is in Central America, but their range extends into southern New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, and Utah where they live near water. They primarily eat frogs, fish, crabs, and reptiles, but are opportunistic feeders.


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