French: Harpage bidenté German: Doppelzahnweih Spanish: Milano bidentado
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
H. b. fasciatus
Lawrence, 1869 – S Mexico (Jalisco and S Veracruz) to W Colombia and W Ecuador.
H. b. bidentatus
(Latham, 1790) – E Colombia, Venezuela and E Ecuador through Amazonia to E Bolivia (Beni) and SE Brazil; Trinidad.
29–35 cm; male 161–198 g, female 190–229 g; wingspan 60–72 cm. Double tooth on upper mandible not easily visible in field. General appearance more... read more
In nesting season, high calls reminiscent of those made by some tyrant-flycatchers: “tsip-tsip-tsip... read more
Tropical and occasionally subtropical forest, to c. 1200 m in Colombia, 2100 m in Ecuador; mature... read more
Food and feeding
Mostly arthropods and small vertebrates, especially lizards and sometimes frogs; statements in the older literature that the species takes... read more
Nestbuilding in late Jan in Costa Rica, late Mar in Panama and early Apr in Mexico; incubation in early Jul in Panama. In Ecuador,... read more
Largely sedentary, but there is a record of a first-year bird in S USA, in Texas, early May 2011,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. No immediate cause for concern, but species will not persist in areas of extensive deforestation. Relatively common in... read more
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