With its imposing black plumage, the Barred Hawk (Morphnarchus princeps), aka Black-Chested Hawk, is among the most distinctive neotropical hawks. is primarily a Caribbean species, but also found in Costa Rica, Peru and Panama and on both sides of the Andes in western Colombia and northern Ecuador.
Size Matters (via Handbook of the Birds of the World):
Length 51–57cm (20-22.5in); weight 1000g (2.2lb); wingspan 112–124cm (44-48in).
- Barred Hawk status update from the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species
- Barred Hawk at Avibase
- Barred Hawk on the Cornell Lab of Ornithology Neotropical Birds database
- Barred Hawk on Wikipedia
These initial images were taken at the Parque Cóndor, a rescue and release bird park and sanctuary near Otavalo, Ecuador.
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