Pernis cristatus var. celebensis
Until recently, considered conspecific with P. steerei, which has been elevated to full species because of its longer crest (at least 1); narrower dark and broader pale tailbars (although terminal dark bar similar) (2); whitish to tan-buff breast with sparse broad blackish streaks vs rufous breast with more extensive blackish streaks (2); and pale rufous-and-white vs chocolate-and-white barring on lower belly and abdomen (2). Molecular evidence has been interpreted as supporting this split#R. Monotypic.
Sulawesi, Muna I, Butung I and Banggai Is; observations of a Pernis species on Flores may pertain to this species#R.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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