Semiplumbeous Hawk – 19/09/2017

A great days birdwatching with over 60 species seen and many more heard along Pipeline Road.  Todays highlights included some great views of Bay Wren, Yellow-backed Oriole, Violet-crowned Woodnymph and Blue-crowned Manakin.  The pick of the bunch though was a Semiplumbeous Hawk perched high above the trail.  This small, scarce raptor species hunt from their perches, awaiting snakes and lizards to break cover before swooping down to catch them.

A photo of a Semiplumbeous Hawk taken whilst birdwatching on Pipeline Road Panama
The Semiplumbeous Hawk sits motionless on it’s hunting perch above Pipeline Road

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