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Cryptoleucopteryx plumbea


Dark slaty gray, tail black with one prominent white band


Central and South America: found from eastern Panama to western Colombia, Ecuador and extreme north-western Peru.


This is a monotypic species1. It was formerly placed in genus Leucopternis but recent research has shown that its closest relatives belong to the genus Buteogallus (Black Hawks).


Subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.


It is a species of forest interior which rarely soars.


This is a vocally distinctive species which among other things perform male-female duets[2].


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2012. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to October 2012. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
  2. SACC proposal] for taxonomy including this species

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