Great Black Hawk (Buteogallus urubitinga) - HBW 2, p. 173
French: Buse urubu
Spanish: Busardo negro Urubitinga
Taxonomy: Falco urubitinga Gmelin, 1788, northeastern Brazil.
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- ridgwayi (Gurney, 1884) - Mexico (C Sonora and S Tamaulipas) S to W Panama.
- urubitinga (Gmelin, 1788) - E Panama, W of Andes S to W Ecuador, and E of Andes E to the Guianas, Trinidad and Tobago, and S through E Bolivia and Brazil to Paraguay, Uruguay and N Argentina (Tucumán, Santiago del Estero, Santa Fe).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 34 videos
A bird perched on one leg and flying away (50% slow motion). Locality Fazenda Praia Alta, Tocantins State, Brazil (ssp urubitinga)
Josep del Hoyo 4 August 2011 1 year ago 22 sec 3.4
An immature perched and looking around, behind leaves Locality Rancho Grande Biological Station, Maracay-Ocumare Road, Henri Pittier National Park, Aragua State, Venezuela (ssp urubitinga)
DAVID ASCANIO 30 November 2003 5 years ago 26 sec 3.4
A juvenile perched and taking flight Locality Chan Chich, Gallon Jug, Orange Walk District, Belize (ssp ridwayi)
Paul Clarke 17 March 2002 5 years ago 28 sec 3.3
An adult perched in a tree. Locality Bigi Pan, Nickerie District, Suriname (ssp urubitinga)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 16 April 2011 1 year ago 11 sec 3.3
A juvenile resting on a branch Locality Cristalino Jungle Lodge, Mato Grosso State, Brazil (ssp urubitinga)
Frank Witebsky 31 May 2007 6 years ago 26 sec 3.2
An adult on a branch and flying away Locality Hato Piñero, Cojedes State, Venezuela (ssp urubitinga)
DAVID ASCANIO 28 February 2006 6 years ago 33 sec 3.2
PhotosSee all 37 photos
A close-up of a juvenile perched in a tree.
Locality San Ramón, Tarija Department, Bolivia (ssp urubitinga)
Joe Tobias 19 July 2006 1 year ago 3.3
Great Black Hawk holding up his foot
Locality Pantanal, Mato Grosso State, Brazil
Barb Winterfield 20 September 2013 7 weeks ago 3.3
Locality Jari Ecological Station (Amapá-Pará), Brazil
Carlos Rodrigo Meirelles ... 24 September 2008 34 weeks ago 3.3
Locality La Aurora Reserve, Paz de Ariporo, Casanare Department, Colombia
mauricio rueda 2 January 2012 1 year ago 3.3
Locality Tortuguero, Limón Province, Costa Rica
ANTHONY VILLAUME 1 March 2012 1 year ago 3.2
A juvenile watching a possible prey.
Locality Finca Los Ñaños, Tucurrique, Cartago Province, Costa Rica
Juan Fdo. Alvarez Castro 6 March 2013 39 weeks ago 3.2
Bird perched on a tree and singing.Old recording by video camera Canon. Locality Abobral Region, Pantanal, Mato Grosso do Sul State, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 7 July 1991 1 year ago 4
Young bird perched on the nest. Locality Michelin Reserve, Ituberá, Bahia State, Brazil
Ciro Albano 22 December 2007 4 years ago 4
Long call of a perched bird Locality Junglaven, Ventuari River, Amazonas State, Venezuela
Peter Boesman 1 November 1993 4 days ago ADDED LAST WEEK 3.5
A bird calling twice. Locality São Paulo Zoo, São Paulo City, São Paulo State, Brazil
Josep del Hoyo 25 August 2010 2 years ago 3