adult; all-brown plumage; barred tail (Galapagos, Ecuador; 2005-06-03)

Galapagos Hawk
Buteo galapagoensis

Native Range: South America (Galapagos Islands)

Notes: this buteo hawk is endemic to the Galapagos archipelago, where it is the only hawk species present; no sexual dimorphism.

in flight; yellow cere and base of bill (Galapagos, Ecuador; 2005-06-03)

dorsal view in flight (Galapagos, Ecuador; 2005-06-03)