French: Autour de Henst German: Madagaskarhabicht Spanish: Azor malgache
52–62 cm; male 609 g, female 960–1140 g; wingspan 86–100 cm. Both sexes have brownish-grey upperparts with underparts finely barred greyish... read more
Clear, loud, rapid, high-pitched “peer...” lasting c. 1 second and repeated every 2–10 seconds,... read more
Primary rainforest of E and dry forest of W, generally below 1000 m (exceptionally to 1980 m);... read more
Food and feeding
Larger forest birds, some poultry and small mammals, e.g. rats and lesser Indian civet (Viverricula indica); some lemur... read more
Laying recorded in Sept–Oct, although season (commencing with territory formation and pairing) starts in Jul. Large nest (100 cm... read more
None recorded. Home ranges thought to probably cover c. 20 km2.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. CITES II. Rare, with population apparently very small, and sparsely distributed. Scarce or absent from drier SW... read more
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