Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Crane Hawk, Geranospiza caerulescens

Widespread but never a common bird (and even a record of a vagrant in southern Texas), the Crane Hawk quite an interesting bird. You hardly ever see them fly, or if they do fly, it's not for long – they seem to mostly hunt by sitting and waiting or walking around on the their long, red legs.

This was on the entrance road to Pouso Alegre lodge in the northern Pantanal on my WINGS tour just this past week, a lucky shot from the van window as it flew from a roadside bush to the ground.

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