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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Accipitridae.


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  • Other birds sometimes seen here include the black-faced hawk Leucopternis melanops, red-shouldered macaw Diopsittaca nobilis, painted parakeet Pyrrhura picta and savannah seedeaters Sporophila spp.

    Canaima National Park, Venezuela

  • Other species prefer less humid area nearer the bordering dry forest including Leucopternis occidentalis, Ortalis erythroptera, and, Attila torridus.

    Western Ecuador moist forests

  • Lizards are also preyed upon by many birds, and I have taken a large one from the stomach of a great white hawk with its wings and tail barred with black (Leucopternis ghiesbreghti) that sits up on the trees in the forest quietly watching for them.

    The Naturalist in Nicaragua

  • (Acrobatornis fonsecai) listed as Vulnerable; and the mantled hawk (Leucopternis polionotus), listed as Near Threatened. News


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