French: Autour à ventre gris German: Graubauchhabicht Spanish: Azor ventrigrís
Other common names:
São Paulo, Brazil
E of Andes from Colombia and NE Ecuador (perhaps only migrants), S Venezuela and the Guianas S through Brazil, E Peru, Bolivia and E Paraguay to NE Argentina (Misiones). Few records, and status not well known in many parts of range; possibly migratory in E Paraguay, NE Argentina and SE Brazil.
38–50 cm; wingspan 69–84 cm. Relatively large-headed Accipiter with comparatively short, rounded wingtips and tail. Crown and back black, side of head... read more
In soaring flight over forest emits cackling "kek-kek-kek-kek-kek-kek", trailing off at... read more
Rainforest, generally from lowlands up to 800 m, but recorded to 1800 m in SE Brazil, with one... read more
Food and feeding
Little information; large size suggests relatively large prey, especially birds, although it had been suggested (probably erroneously) that... read more
One nest found, in Sept 2011 in S Brazil, c. 80 cm in diameter and c. 50 cm deep, a platform of twigs and sticks built 18 m above ground in... read more
Thought to be migratory, at least in extreme S of range, and it has also been suggested that most... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Poorly known; although widespread, it is patchily distributed and appears to be rare to scarce throughout range... read more
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