The grey-backed hawk lives in open, marshy woods and is only found in Central and South America. It belongs to the Accipitridae family and feeds on reptiles, frogs and large insects. The grey-backed hawk measures between 46 cm and 53 cm long, weighs around 500 grams, has a grey head and a grey and/or black back, a white belly and a black tail; its beak is blue, its wings have black markings and its legs are short and grey.
You can spot this hawk all year round either perched at the tops of trees at the edges of woodland or gliding in the surroundings of the Angostura lookout point towards El Caucho Biological Station.
A bird that lives in the open, marshy woodlands of Central and South America.