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Grey Hawk – Reflections of the Pure World

  • Scientific Title: Buteo plagiatus
  • Title in Spanish (Mexico): Aguililla Gris
  • Title in Mayan: Sak ch’uuy
  • ABA 4-Letter Fowl Code: GRHA*
  • Household: Accipitridae -Hawks, Eagles, and Kites
  • Order: Accipitriformes – Diurnal Birds of Prey
Grey Hawk Picture © Jim Achieve

About this Fowl

The Grey Hawk (Buteo plagiatus) is a medium-sized fowl of prey discovered all through Central and South America, together with Belize. The Grey Hawk is well recognizable by its distinctive grey plumage, darkish wingtips, and lengthy, barred tail. They’ve a wingspan of about 3 toes and weigh as much as 2 kilos. They primarily feed on small mammals, reptiles, and birds and construct their nests excessive within the forest cover.

Grey Hawk Immature Picture © Jim Achieve

The Grey Hawk will be seen all yr spherical in Belize and inhabits a variety of habitats, together with forests, savannas, and mangroves. They’re continuously noticed scouring the bottom for prey when perched atop bushes, poles, and wires. The Grey Hawk constructs a large stick nest within the cover throughout breeding season and lays one to a few eggs, that are then incubated for roughly a month.

Grey Hawk Picture © Jim Achieve

Regardless of their wide selection and comparatively frequent standing, the Grey Hawk’s inhabitants has declined in some areas as a result of habitat loss and searching. They’re protected beneath Belizean legislation, and conservation efforts are underway to guard their nesting websites and guarantee their long-term survival.

Grey Hawk Picture © Jim Achieve

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