Galapagos Hawk at Sunset The Galapagos Hawk (Buteo galapagoensis) is the top predator on the land and can be found only in the Galapagos Islands. It frequently flies to roost when it is too dark to be seen, except silhouetted against the sky. A pair will rise to great heights, soar for a while, make a few courtship passes and then descend in long criss-crossing slants. There are believed to be no more than 150 mating pairs in existence. They will abandon a nest that has been disturbed. Punta Suarez, Espanola Island.
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