French: Firasabé de Madagascar German: Schlangenhabicht Spanish: Culebrera azor
N & E Madagascar, S to Ranomafana National Park#R.
57–66 cm; wingspan 98–110 cm. Upperparts and underparts clearly barred, wing feathers and long tail distinctively banded. Voluminous crest and yellow eye and legs... read more
Territorial call a far-carrying loud and measured “wah, wah, wah, wah...,” often followed by lower... read more
Primary rainforest at up to 1000 m; also around ecotone with secondary forest, but rarely, if ever... read more
Food and feeding
Diet almost entirely of lizards, also frogs, including tree-frogs, and occasionally bats and fledgling birds. Despite various vernacular... read more
First nest found in Nov 1997, in Masoala Peninsula, where a further four located by 2005; additional nests found since then. First nest was... read more
None recorded. Likely sedentary.
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. CITES II. Very small population thought to be in continuous decline, although species not so rare as was previously thought. Found in rainforest in E Madagascar,... read more
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