French: Autour à longue queue German: Langschwanzhabicht Spanish: Azor rabilargo
Sierra Leone and Liberia E to Central African Republic, DRCongo and, locally, S South Sudan and W Uganda (Semliki Forest)#R.
56–70 cm; male 492 g; wingspan 81–94 cm. Long, graduated tail with large white spots (forming four white bars) and white U-shaped rump; somewhat cuckoo-like... read more
Both sexes give a soft "klee-klee-klee-klee-klee-klee". A long, fairly high-pitched... read more
Lowland tropical evergreen forest; rarely in open and far more regularly heard and than seen, but... read more
Food and feeding
Known to take squirrels, bats and rodents; stout legs and feet suggest preference for mammalian prey, but also takes some birds. Long tail... read more
Nesting habits undescribed until very recently. Adult seen feeding newly fledged juvenile in Sept, in Sierra Leone; probably Jul–Aug... read more
Resident and sedentary; however, a recent record in Benin was suspected of being "no more than... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Secretive but widely recorded from primary forest; restricted to large tracts of dense forest, although readily occurs at... read more
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