French: Gymnogène de Madagascar German: Madagaskarhöhlenweihe Spanish: Aguilucho caricalvo malgache
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57–68 cm; wingspan 116–132 cm. Very similar to African congener P. typus, but generally paler, sometimes with brownish wash to mainly grey upperparts;... read more
Utters long shrill "pee-ee-ee-ee" or “weeee-eer” lasting 1–2 seconds... read more
Forests and woodlands over much of Madagascar up to 2000 m, although only widespread below 1300 m... read more
Food and feeding
Insects (e.g. locusts, Orthoptera, beetles, Lepidoptera, cockroaches) and their larvae or small vertebrates, e.g. nestlings including Henst... read more
Sometimes lays as early as Jul–Aug but most data suggest laying in Oct, seen adding sticks to nest Sept and chick in one nest ready... read more
None recorded, though speculated to be sometimes nomadic.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. One of the five commonest raptors on Madagascar, outnumbered only by Buteo brachypterus, Milvus migrans... read more
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