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Gray-bellied Hawk - BirdForum Opus

Alternative name: Gray-bellied Goshawk

Female
Photo by Luiz
Intervales State Park, São Paulo, Brazil, November 2014
Accipiter poliogaster

Identification

38–50 cm (15-19¾ in)

  • Black crown and back

The Male has grey cheeks, the female a black face

Distribution

South America: breeds from north-east Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana and Suriname to eastern Ecuador and Peru, most of Brazil and in Bolivia, Paraguay and north-east Argentina.

Resident.

Immature
Photo by dacol
Intervales State Park, São Paulo State, Brazil, October 2013

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

Habitat

Tropical rain forest up to about 400m.

Behaviour

Diet

There is very little information available, but they are thought to eat larger prey items such as birds.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2013. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.8., with updates to August 2013. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2015)

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