French: Bec-en-croc de Cayenne German: Cayenneweih Spanish: Milano cabecigrís
Subspecies and Distribution
L. c. cayanensis
(Latham, 1790) – S Mexico (S Veracruz and E Oaxaca) S to W Ecuador, Amazonia, the Guianas and Trinidad.
L. c. monachus
(Vieillot, 1817) – C Brazil to E Bolivia, N Argentina and Paraguay.
43–54 cm; male 415–553 g, female 416–643 g; wingspan 90–110 cm. Very similar to NE Brazil endemic L. forbesi, which latter differs in its... read more
Only really vocal when breeding, vocalizing both in flight and from perch. Gives a trogon-like... read more
Rainforest up to 2200 m, but mainly in lowlands below 1000 m, especially in vicinity of water... read more
Food and feeding
A broad diet, including many insects (ants, termites, beetles, orthopterans, caterpillars, katydids, grasshoppers), honeycomb, bees, ... read more
Display flight involves rapid, fluttering, downward wingbeats (butterfly flight), but also engages in mutual soaring, chasing, talon... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Rare to uncommon throughout extensive range, e.g. until recently just one record in the still well-forested SE Brazilian... read more
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