French: Buse plombée German: Bleibussard Spanish: Busardo plomizo
E Panama through W Colombia and NW Ecuador to extreme NW Peru (Tumbes).
33–37 cm; no data on body mass; wingspan 71–79 cm. Adult is leaden grey overall; wings black, single conspicuous white median band through black tail; underwing-... read more
Most common vocalization is a loud, overslurred drawn-out whistle "wheeeeeuuu", with a melancholous... read more
Tropical rainforest, largely in closed-canopy interior of lowland and foothill forests; has also... read more
Food and feeding
Little known; frogs, crabs, fish and water snakes have been reported. Hunts along banks of rivers and lakes; probably captures prey mainly... read more
No information available.
No information available; presumably sedentary.
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. CITES II. Range presently restricted to area less than 2000 km long and 20–100 km wide. Rare in E Panama (apparently extinct in much of W Panama, except for... read more
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