French: Autour de Bürgers German: Prachthabicht Spanish: Azor de Bürgers
Other common names: Bürgers's Hawk
Augusta River, Mäanderberg, New Guinea.
Montane regions of EC to SE New Guinea.
43–53 cm; 575 g (one male); wingspan 85–109 cm. Large hawk, mostly blackish and rufous above and white below with dark streaks; shoulder feathers broadly edged... read more
Little known. Gives strong, high-pitched nasal upslurred notes, c. 1 per second, similar to call of... read more
Hill and lower montane rainforest, from sea-level to 1600 m; probably generally at lower levels... read more
Food and feeding
Poorly known, but apparently takes mostly birds; possibly also small mammals and reptiles. Seen pursuing Hooded Butcherbird (Cracticus... read more
A fully grown but dependent juvenile, emitting begging calls, observed in Oct. No further information.
Unknown; no records outside normal range.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Data Deficient. CITES II. Rare and very little known, and seldom encountered by ornithologists. Just a handful of records (... read more
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