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Great Black Hawk
51â€“64 cm (20-25 in)
Extent of white on tail and color of lores is variable; subspecies ridgwayi has two white bands on the tail, of which the upper is narrow and often concealed, and slaty lores. This subspecies also often shows some white barring on thighs.
 Similar species
There are two subspecies:
Habitats from open country to forest but is normally to be seen near water.
A wide variety of prey, including birds, rodents, land crabs, frogs and fish. They are also known to eat fruit.
Have been observed feeding in the company of caracaras and vultures.
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