French: Milan à long bec German: Hakenweih Spanish: Caracolero plomizo
Extreme E Panama through N & E Colombia to W & NE Venezuela, Suriname and French Guiana; also S through Amazonian Brazil to E Peru and N Bolivia (Pando and Beni)#R; limits of range poorly documented, in part owing to confusion with Rostrhamus sociabilis. An individual watched in Tocantins (Brazil) in 2001#R.
35–41 cm; male 377–448 g, female 367–485 g; wingspan 80–90 cm. Chunky, with broad, round-tipped wings, short, square-tipped tail (hardly protruding... read more
Gives a mewing "weeeuuu" not unlike a buteo and a nasal, rising then falling "... read more
Flooded forest margins, e.g. around shallow lagoons and drying flooded areas. Rain forest, edges of... read more
Food and feeding
Specializes on snails of genus Pomacea. Extracts snail from shell by piercing and severing its columellar muscle at point of... read more
Poorly known. In Venezuela and the Guianas, nests Jun–Oct, during wet season; nest with eggs, early Jul in NE Peru, and active nest (... read more
No movements reported, but records in Panama (both in late 1950s) speculated to perhaps involve... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Poorly known, and requires further study; in Venezuela range recently extended NW to L. Maracaibo basin. Restriction to... read more
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