Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Pin-tailed Pondhawk

During our 8 July 2017 hike in Costa Rica, we found several male Pin-tailed Pondhawks. At the time, I thought they were Black Pondhawks, but the Pin-tailed has a much slimmer abdomen. Later I will share with you a photograph of a female Black Pondhawk. Pin-tailed Pondhawks range from eastern Texas and southern Arizona and much of Florida south through Central America and the West Indies to Argentina. The species usually perches low to the ground and is fond of ponds, open marshes, and other waterways.

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