French: Carnifex barré German: Sperberwaldfalke Spanish: Halcón montés agavilanado
South America = Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Subspecies and Distribution
M. r. guerilla
Cassin, 1848 – S Mexico to Nicaragua.
M. r. interstes
Bangs, 1907 – Costa Rica and Panama to W Colombia, W Ecuador and extreme NW Peru#R.
M. r. zonothorax
(Cabanis, 1866) – mountains of N Colombia and N Venezuela (Santa Marta Mts, Sierra de Perijá, Coastal Range), and S in E Andean foothills to Peru, possibly to Bolivia.
M. r. concentricus
(Lesson, 1830) – S Venezuela, the Guianas and through Amazonia.
M. r. ruficollis
(Vieillot, 1817) – S of Amazonia in Brazil, Paraguay and NC & NE Argentina (E Formosa, E Chaco, Misiones).
M. r. olrogi
Amadon, 1964 – NW Argentina (subtropical forests in foothills of Jujuy, Salta and Tucumán).
31–39 cm; male 144–184 g, female 200–322 g, or male 156–176 g and female 207–307 g (guerilla) and unsexed 180–207 g (olrogi... read more
Advertising call is a somewhat dog-like, monotonous yapping, “keyak”, “ark... read more
Humid and wet tropical forests: in Middle America, high, mature forests; in Amazonia and SE Brazil... read more
Food and feeding
Most frequently lizards; also birds, including Brown Tinamou (Crypturellus obsoletus), Plumbeous Pigeon (Patagioenas plumbea... read more
Virtually all data from Petén (Guatemala), where lays mid Apr to mid May (late dry season), hatching mid May to mid Jun and fledging... read more
Sedentary, but occasionally recorded outside generally known range, e.g. S Rio Grande do Sul,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Along with M. gilvicollis, probably one of most abundant raptors in Amazonian forests. Average estimated density... read more
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