|Gampsonyx swainsonii||Order: Accipitriformes||Family: Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)|
Gampsonyx swainsonii Order: Accipitriformes Family: Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)
This tiny raptor is found in open habitat at the edge of forests in Central and South America. (I’ve seen it in Trinidad and Tobago, Costa Rica, Panama, and Peru.) It feeds mainly on reptiles, but also on insects, frogs, and birds. It often hunts from a perch, dropping down when it detects prey.