Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/54471

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Falconiformes
Family:Accipitridae
Genus:Buteo
Genus species:Buteo galapagoensis

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:53-58 cm
Identification:The Galapagos hawk is brown-black in color with a darker crown. Mantle feathers are edged with pale brown, gray, or buff. The hawk has gray and black barring on the tail, white barring on the wings, a grayish bill, and yellow legs and feet.
Diet:Carnivore: centipedes, locusts, small lava lizards, snakes, rodents, iguanas, turtles, carrion
Reproduction:A mating pair of Galapagos hawks may use the same nest, which can be up to 120 cm in diameter, for several years. If more than one egg is laid, only one chick will be raised. Laying times vary.
Although they may gather in larger groups at carrion, Galapagos hawks are usually found in small family groups of 1-3 individuals.
Status:Endangered
Interesting Facts:Only 150 breeding pairs can be found in the wild. This is the only hawk species found in the Galapagos Islands.

Other Information

Geographic:Galapagos Islands Date:1958-1988 Subjects:raptor
Galapagos hawk
hawk-like bird
Buteo
Hawks
Accipitridae
Falconiformes
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata
Birds of prey
Predatory animals
Primo Record:https://colostate-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?vid=01COLSU&docid=01COLSU_DSPACE10217/54471