Birds of Prey in Panama

Besides the Black and Turkey Vultures I wasn’t able to take many or good photos of birds of prey. The day we went up on Ancon Hill in Panama City they were counting raptors who were migrating (Ancon Hill Spring Hawk Watch).

So one of the observers told me, that I was just photographing a “shorty” and looking at the photo at home, I think I “found” a Swainson’s Hawk. Please tell me, if I’m wrong – if you can tell by this not so perfect photos…

Short-tailed Hawk (Buteo brachyurus – Kurzschwanzbussard)

Swainson’s Hawk (Buteo swainsoni – Präriebussard)

One that wasn’t migrating but fleeing before I could take a decent photo was the

Yellow-headed Caracara (Milvago chimachima – Gelbkopfkarakara)

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~ by Natalie on July 3, 2012.

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