Black-collared Hawk in Amazon Rainforest, Manaus, Brazil

With such an abundance of wildlife in the Amazon Basin, it is not surprising to find a large assortment of predators. There are several species of eagles and kites plus about a dozen types of hawks. This is an adult black-collared hawk. These birds are typically perched above freshwater in the heart of South America. When a passing fish is spotted, this hawk will dive off the tree before swooping up the unsuspecting prey with its long talons. Then the bird will return to a branch to enjoy its meal.

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