South America - Birds of Prey

On this page you will find pictures of birds of prey photographed by me in Colombia and Peru.

You can scroll down to see all photo's or you can click on the underlined English name in the list (link) to see the respective photo.

  1. Turkey Vulture - Kalkoengier
  2. Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture - Kleine Geelkopgier
  3. Black Vulture - Zwarte Gier
  4. King Vulture - Koningsgier
  5. Swallow-tailed Kite - Zwaluwstaartwouw
  6. Great Black Hawk - Zwarte Arendbuizerd
  7. Black-collared Hawk - Moerasbuizerd
  8. Roadside Hawk - Wegbuizerd (B.m. occiduus)
  9. Roadside Hawk - Wegbuizerd (B.m. magnirostris)
  1. Broad-winged Hawk - Breedvleugelbuizerd 
  2. White-tailed Hawk - Witstaartbuizerd
  3. Black Caracara - Zwarte Caracara
  4. Crested Caracara - Kuifcaracara
  5. Yellow-headed Caracara - Geelkopcaracara
  6. Laughing Falcon - Lachvalk
  7. American Kestrel - Amerikaanse Torenvalk
  8. Merlin - Smelleken
  9. Bat Falcon - Vleermuisvalk

Turkey Vulture
Kalkoengier
Los Flamencos Sanctuary,
La Guajira, Colombia
1 November 2014

Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture
Kleine Geelkopgier
Los Flamencos Sanctuary,
La Guajira, Colombia
1 November 2014

Black Vulture
Zwarte Gier
Casa Lina Ecolodge area,
Palomino, Colombia
2 November 2014

I found this Black Vulture scavenging on the beach in front of the lodge.

King Vulture
Koningsgier
Manu Wildlife Center area, Peru
28 June 2009
Swallow-tailed Kite
Zwaluwstaartwouw
Apía area, Risaraldas, Colombia
30 June 2015

Great Black Hawk
Zwarte Arendbuizerd
Manu Wildlife Center area, Peru
28 June 2009

 

Black-collared Hawk
Moerasbuizerd
Cocha Blanco, Manu, Peru
28 June 2009

Roadside Hawk
Wegbuizerd
(Buteo magnirostris occiduus)
Reserva Ecologica Taricaya, Peru
28 May 2009

There are 12 recognized subspecies of the Roadside Hawk (Buteo magnirostris).
The one occurring in east Peru is Buteo magnirostris occiduus.

Roadside Hawk
Wegbuizerd
(Buteo magnirostris magnirostris)

Apía area, Risaralda,
Colombia
30 June 2015

There are 12 recognized subspecies of the Roadside Hawk (Buteo magnirostris).
The one occurring in Colombia is Buteo magnirostris magnirostris.

Broad-winged Hawk
Breedvleugelbuizerd
El Dorado Lodge area,
Santa Marta Mountains,
Colombia
29 October 2014
White-tailed Hawk
Witstaartbuizerd
Manizales area, Colombia
25 June 2015
Black Caracara
Zwarte Caracara
Manu Wildlife Center area, Peru
27 June 2009
Crested Caracara
Kuifcaracara
Palomino area, Colombia
1 November 2014
Yellow-headed Caracara
Geelkopcaracara
Manizales area, Colombia
25 June 2015

Laughing Falcon
Lachvalk
Palomino area, Colombia
1 November 2014
American Kestrel
Amerikaanse Torenvalk
(F.s. peruvianus)
Cusco, Peru
30 June 2009

There are currently 17 subspecies of the American Kestrel.

This is Falco sparverius peruvianus which is found in South West Ecuador, Peru and North Chile.
Merlin
Smelleken
Campano area,
Santa Marta Mountains, Colombia
31 October 2014
Bat Falcon
Vleermuisvalk
Montezuma Lodge area,
Parque Nacional Tatamá,
Risaraldas, Colombia
28 June 2015

This is an immature because the undertail-coverts are barred.
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