Undercover: the Black Hawk-Eagle
This lurking predator is on the look out for something tasty.
The Black Hawk-Eagle (Spizaetus tyrannus) is one predator that likes to stay under the radar. A still hunter, looking for small mammals, reptiles or birds, but with a length between 63 - 71 cm it can be a challenge to stay invisible for potential prey.
But for every problem there is a solution. For the Black Hawk-Eagle: shady places well covered with a lot of leaves and branches. With its dark plumage this large predator can blend easily in the shadow. As this predator is also a still hunter, it is also possible to miss this Black Hawk-Eagle when looking in the dense bushes.
This Black Hawk-Eagle was up to something so after a while of sitting in the shadow, it came out in the open still scanning the area.
But since there was nothing in the neighborhood, this Black Hawk-Eagle decided to take off and try its luck at another place.
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