The Great-Black Hawk (Buteogallus urubitinga) dwells from S Mexico to N Argentina. It is short and has broad wings; its tail is short and ample. Feeds of reptiles, birds, mammals and crabs.
66cm (26”), 1.1kg. Heavy build; long legs; short tail; broad wings. Black, common Black-hawk alike, except for thighs and wing-linings barred with white; upper tail coverts white; tail has a broad white median band, narrower and subtler white basal band. Slaty lores contrast with yellow cere. Young: Similar to immature common Black-Hawk, except that the lores are dark and the tail is more finely barred.