French: Busard de Buffon German: Weißbrauenweihe Spanish: Aguilucho de Azara
J. F. Gmelin
Colombia E to the Guianas, Trinidad, and S to Brazil, Paraguay, N & C Argentina and Uruguay; non-breeding visitor in Bolivia and N Brazil; also recorded in E Panama#R.
46–60 cm; male 390–464 g, female 400–645 g; wingspan 119–155 cm. Female averages 4% larger, but largest female can be 30% larger than smallest male;... read more
Apparently only very vocal in nest defence when gives a rapid wader-like chattering; plaintive... read more
Lowland tropical zone, in open fields including cultivated areas such as wheat, rice fields,... read more
Food and feeding
Birds (both aquatic and terrestrial including various smaller Rallidae), reptiles (especially lizards), frogs and small mammals (including... read more
Eggs in Jun, Trinidad; possible nest building in Aug, Colombia; season Sept–Jan, C Argentina, and at least Dec–Jan, Surinam.... read more
Migratory, at least in southernmost populations; insufficient data to assess status (resident,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Widespread, but apparently rather local. Very poorly known. Rare and local in E Brazil, more frequent in S Brazil. In... read more
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