French: Buse semiplombée German: Möwenbussard Spanish: Busardo semiplomizo
Caribbean slope of Panama.
31–36 cm; male 250 g, female 325 g; wingspan 51–64 cm. Small, stocky, short-winged Leucopternis with strikingly distinctive plumage and bare parts.... read more
Quite vocal in breeding season, when gives a series of loud, piercing upslurred whistles: "kwee...... read more
Humid forests of tropical and lower subtropical zones; forest edge, in and around forest fragments... read more
Food and feeding
Feeding habits little known. Takes lizards and snakes; one record of an Ameiva lizard; reported attacking birds at an army ant... read more
Almost no information. One anecdotal record of nest-building in crown of tall tree in Costa Rica in Jan; male in breeding condition taken... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Formerly classified as Near Threatened. Although considered locally common in some areas of primary forest, and tolerant of... read more
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