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Aguilucho variable, Variable hawk; before Buteo polyosoma, now Geranoaetus polyosoma; San Isidro, Lima, Peru | by Jaime Chang
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Aguilucho variable, Variable hawk; before Buteo polyosoma, now Geranoaetus polyosoma; San Isidro, Lima, Peru

They reappear every summer and spend some time in my neighborhood. Today, I was walking across the park one block from my home and saw a pair. They were assaulting a Bananaquit's nest, the little birds unsuccessfully trying to keep them away from it. After some 30 seconds, the hawks left, one of them carrying a small pray in one claw. I went home to get the camera and was lucky to find them up in the eucalyptus canopy... I had been trying to get a pic of them for a while... a bit difficult, let's say :)

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Taken on February 1, 2012