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Belize > Pictures and travelogues > Black-collared Hawk and White Hawk

Pictures of raptors from the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary in Belize: Black-collared Hawk and White Hawk.

Black-collared hawk  in Belize
Black-collared hawk (Busarellus nigricollis) in the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary in Belize.

Black-collared hawk is is found near wetland, mangroves, and rivers in tropical Central and South America. It eats fish, water bugs and occasionally lizards, snails and rodents. It is usually perched in the open at medium heights in trees or bushes waiting to swoop down and capture a fish.

White Hawk in Belize
White Hawk (Leucopternis albicollis) in the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary in Belize.

The white hawk is a bird of prey breeding in the tropical New World (Central America and the entire Amazon Basin). It feeds mainly on reptiles, some insects and mammals.There are four subspecies, which vary in geographic range and plumage. White hawks in South America have more extensive black than Central American birds.

The Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary is located in south-central Belize, not far from Placencia. It was declared a protected reserve to protect its dense population of jaguars – approximately 200, the largest concentration in the world. The lush vegetation of the nature reserve is home to many birds.

Bird watching: see many bird pictures from all parts of the world.



Wildlife Photographer -
Find here more pictures of the wildlife photographer Marie-France Grenouillet, including great pictures from underwater life and fauna (incl. birds from the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary) in Belize and many other tourist destinations in the world.

See also

Belize > Pictures and travelogues > Boat-billed Heron and White Ibis in Belize
Belize > Pictures and travelogues > Birds from Belize

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