French: Autour des Moluques German: Halmaherahabicht Spanish: Azor moluqueño
G. R. Gray
N Moluccas: Morotai, Halmahera, Bacan and perhaps some small neighbouring islands.
37–48 cm; wingspan 64–75 cm. Medium-sized to largish Accipiter, with heavy bill. Dark slate above and rufous below in adult, with inconspicuous darker... read more
Only known recording (context unknown, but perhaps territorial call) is of a rather sharp,... read more
Forest interior, occasionally forest edge, from sea level up to 1300 m (but mostly above 200 m). read more
Food and feeding
Preys on reptiles (lizards), small birds (including young Dusky Scrubfowl Megapodius freycinet), small mammals and insects (... read more
No information available. May not use display flight; has not been reported to soar.
Apparently sedentary, although juveniles presumably wander to some extent.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. CITES II. Endemic to Northern Maluku Endemic Bird Area, Indonesia. Apparently uncommon, but unobtrusive;... read more
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