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Endangered, supposedly mainly due to habitat destruction (Raffaele et al, Birds of the West Indies).
36-41 cm. Brown-grey upperparts, grey barred underparts with red-brown wash, rufous-tinged thighs and a black-and-white barred tail. Male is greyer than the female. Yellow legs and base of bill. Immature birds have buffy white underparts with grey and brown streaks.
This is a monotypic species
The diet includes small mammals, birds, lizards and snakes.
It builds nests in the crowns of tall trees. Eggs are laid March-April.
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