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The Greatest Hawk? The Great Black Hawk

Phil Torres

The Great Black Hawk, Buteogallus urubitinga, is one of the many birds of prey in the peruvian rainforest of Tambopata you will very likely see while boating up the river to the lodges.


the great black hawk in the amazon


These hawks are known to specialize in feeding on reptiles like lizards and snakes, but have also been observed feeding on small mammals and large insects. One study observed adults even feed their chicks venomous vipers and poisonous toads!


great black hawk flying in the amazon


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  • The Great Black Hawk is one of the larger hawks in our region, and always a pleasure to watch as it hops along the shore of the Tambopata looking for prey.
  • Go on a hike in the rainforest with a trained guide: Hawks are anywhere in the rainforest. However, to have a better view of hawks , hang out with a birder guide. 
  • And of course, when planing your Amazon travel you know who to chat with. We will help you get here.

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