Birds of Colombia

    ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae (Kites, Hawks, Eagles)  
Genus: Microspizias (2 species, 2 worldwide)

Semicollared Hawk
Semicollared Hawk (Microspizias collaris)
Copalinga, Zamora, Ecuador
  Adult has dark grey to black back and barring. Immature is browner.
Photograph by Stephen J. Davies   © All Rights Reserved.

A small hawk similar to the Tiny Hawk except about 5 cm. larger and with a white partial collar around back of neck.

Tiny Hawk
Tiny Hawk (Microspizias superciliosus superciliosus)
Putumayo, Colombia  
Photograph by Brayan Coral Jaramillo   © All Rights Reserved.

A rare song-bird sized hawk (especially the smaller male) said to prey on hummingbirds. Compare to Semicollared Hawk.

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