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Galápagos Hawk

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Galápagos Hawk, Galapagos

Overview

The Galapago Hawk is an endemic bird of prey, the only dirunal hawk of the islands. As this species is uniquely capable of preying on larger animals in the Galapagos, it feeds on nearly anything, including rodents, birds, lizards, young goats, young tortoises and sea turtles, insects, and carrion.


Fun Fact

Due to the volcanic nature of the islands, the Galapagos Hawk may nest within protruding lava flows. * The Galapagos Hawk is a cooperative, polyandrous breeder. This means that up to seven males may coopulate and assist a single female!

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