The Common Black-Hawk (Buteogallus anthracinus) is a medium-sized bird of prey occurring in Central America (ranging from the southwestern states of the US in the north to Venezuela and Peru in the south). In most parts of its range, the hawks favor coastal habitats, e.g., mangroves, swamps, estuaries, and adjacent open woodlands. Their diet consists mainly of crabs, but also includes small vertebrates and eggs. The sexes look alike and can be distinguished from the very similar Great Black-Hawk (Buteogallus urubitinga) by the presence of yellow lores. I have photographed these majestic birds along the Caribbean coast around the city Colón in central Panama (March 2014).