French: Buse de Ridgway German: Haitibussard Spanish: Busardo de La Española
Dominican Republic (confined to Los Haitises National Park, in NE; recently recorded in nearby Samaná Peninsula); formerly occurred in much of Hispaniola and several adjacent islets.
35–40 cm; wingspan 69–81 cm. Chestnut upperwing-coverts, different tail pattern and lack of rufous in primaries separate this species from Rupornis magnirostris... read more
Shrill, squealing call, similar to that of Rupornis magnirostris but higher-pitched, and... read more
Occurs mainly in variety of undisturbed forest types, including rainforest, subtropical dry and... read more
Food and feeding
Mostly vertebrates (more than similar Rupornis magnirostris) and some insects. Prey consists chiefly of reptiles and frogs;... read more
Nest-building in Jan–Mar, laying Feb–Apr. Nests 300–1000 m apart. Aerial display over nesting territory, pair-members... read more
Resident. Single record from island of Culebra, a little more than 25 km off E Puerto Rico.
Status and conservation
CRITICALLY ENDANGERED. CITES II. Has tiny global range within which extremely small and fragmented population continues to decline. Rare; confined to Hispaniola, where now... read more
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