French: Carnifex à collier German: Kappenwaldfalke Spanish: Halcón montés collarejo
Subspecies and Distribution
M. s. naso
(Lesson, 1842) – NW & NE Mexico (from Sinaloa and Tamaulipas) S through Central America to N & W Colombia, W Ecuador and extreme NW Peru (Tumbes)#R.
M. s. semitorquatus
(Vieillot, 1817) – E Colombia E to the Guianas, and S through E Ecuador, E Peru, N & E Bolivia and Brazil to Paraguay and N Argentina.
46–58 cm; male 479–646 g, female 660–940 g; wingspan 72–86 cm. Sooty black above, with black crescents extending down from crown onto sides of head;... read more
Most common vocalization, given by both sexes often in duet, is a nasal, hollow and far-carrying... read more
Lowland tropical rainforest, typically seen at forest edge; second-growth forest, especially with... read more
Food and feeding
Mammals and birds, including large species, e.g. chachalacas, toucans, cocks-of-the-rock, caciques, Great Curassow (Crax rubra),... read more
Virtually all data from Petén (Guatemala), where lays in Feb–Mar (early to mid dry season), hatching mid Apr to mid May and... read more
Generally considered to be sedentary, but there is single record from S USA, in Texas, in Jan... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Not uncommon over vast range; secretive nature presumably reduces threat from hunters, thus deforestation is greatest... read more
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