French: Bondrée à queue carrée German: Schopfmilan Spanish: Milano colicuadrado
New South Wales, Australia
Australia: few breeding areas known, mainly in E & SW, but also occupying N in non-breeding season.
50–56 cm; 501–680 g; wingspan 131–146 cm. Slender, small-headed, long-winged hawk superficially resembling Milvus milvus, but with square or... read more
Most calls possess yelping quality, but only likely to be heard around nest, and it is mainly... read more
Open sclerophyll forest, woodland and edge (especially eucalyptus and angophora), less often... read more
Food and feeding
Mostly small birds, and particularly their eggs and nestlings; often honeyeaters (Meliphagidae) and other passerines that build nests in... read more
Annual breeder; season Jul–Dec overall, but season mainly Jun–Dec in NE Australia and Sept–Jan in S Australia. Solitary,... read more
Spring breeding migrant in S, non-breeding migrant to N Australia in dry season (austral winter);... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. This highly specialized raptor is uncommon and declining, subject to habitat clearance and illegal egg collecting in its S... read more
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