Crane Hawk at Pipeline Road #birding #photography #Panama

Published October 12, 2014 in Field Notes


Another raptor from Panama. Crane Hawks (Geranospiza caerulescens) use those long legs to get their prey from holes in trees, similar to what an African Harrier Hawk would do in Africa. It is a case of convergent evolution.

Otra rapaz de Panamá. El Azor Zancudo (Geranospiza caerulescens) usa esos largos tarsos para sacar a sus presas de huecos en los árboles, algo similar a lo que haría un Polyboroides typus en África. Es un caso de evolución convergente.

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