| Latin Name
| Conservation Status
||55 cms (22 inches)
||120 cms (47 inches)
||650 - 850 g (23 - 30 oz)
| Life Expectancy
The Galapagos Hawk is the only diurnal bird of prey on the Galapagos Islands. They have a body length of approximately 55 cms (22 inches), a wingspan of around 120 cms (47 inches) and they weigh 650 - 850 g (23 - 30 oz).
They are brown in colour with a grey-barred tail. Their beak is greyish-black and their legs and feet are yellow. As with many birds of prey, females are larger than males.
Galapagos Hawks are endemic to the Galapagos Islands.
Galapagos Hawks mainly feed on small mammals, birds, reptiles and insects. They mainly hunt from the air, gliding in to take prey, but they are also able to hover.
Due to the lack of distinct seasons Galapagos Hawks tend to breed around the islands local weather conditions. Females will lay 1 - 3 eggs and they are incubated for 37 - 38 days. The youngsters fledge at 50 - 60 days old and they become independent at 4 months old.
Humans are the main threat to Galapagos Hawks.
There are no subspecies of the Galapagos Hawk.
The exact number of Galapagos Hawks is unknown, although it is estimated that there are around 150 mating pairs.