White Hawk (Pseudastur albicollis)

The White Hawk is a magnificent bird of prey, a big white bird that soars in the air, looking for prey from the air. The picture below was taken in the Hotel Chachagua located in La Fortuna, on June 25th, 2017 during a birdwatching tour led by Asociación Ornitológica de Costa Rica. We saw this bird very far away, and while we waited for the King Vulture to show up, we stalked this one. No King Vultures showed up that day, but patience with the hawk paid off, as it flew from tree to tree, getting closer to us each time.

White Hawk - Pseudastur albicollis - Gavilán Blanco

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