Common Black Hawks are found in wooded areas along southwestern streams, mostly in Arizona, New Mexico, western Texas and into northern Mexico. They are dark brownish-black, they have a distinct short tail with white stripe. The juvenile has white patterns on the body and face. They nest in tall trees, commonly in Cottonwoods. Black Hawks often perch near the waters edge hunting for frogs, fish, reptiles, or smaller birds. Here is one in northern Arizona, at the Bubbling Ponds Preserve.


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