French: Faucon à ventre rayé German: Bindenfalke Spanish: Cernícalo malgache
Other common names:
Madagascar Barred Kestrel
Falco (Hypotriorchis) zoniventris
W. K. H. Peters
St Augustin Bay, Madagascar
25–29 cm; c. 180–240 g; wingspan 60–68 cm. Relatively large-headed, with longish tail and medium-short wings. Underparts white, streaked with brown on the... read more
Reportedly rather quiet, but occasionally utters shrill chatter, much like that of other kestrels;... read more
Favours forest edge and woodland up to 2000 m, including secondary forest, clearings, sisal, coffee... read more
Food and feeding
Few data, but predominantly takes small reptiles (including Furcifer and Calumma chameleons, Oplurus and ... read more
Season recorded as Sept–Dec, and perhaps later. Recorded nesting in tree cavities, scrapes among epiphytes (e.g. Phymatodes... read more
No movements recorded within its limited island habitat.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened; formerly considered Near Threatened but now Least Concern. CITES II. Locally common but habitat limited and declining through deforestation. Not more... read more
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