Saturday, February 25, 2012

>Leucopternis kuhli (White-browed Hawk)

White-browed Hawk

White-browed Hawk
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Species:L. kuhli
Binomial name
Leucopternis kuhli
Bonaparte, 1850
The White-browed Hawk (Leucopternis kuhli) is a species of bird of prey in the Accipitridaefamily. It is found in northern South America's southern Amazon Basin in eastern PeruBolivia, and northern Brazil.
Its natural habitat is tropical moist lowland forests.

Range in southern Amazon Basin

Amazonian Peru to Pará

The range of the White-browed Hawk is limited by the Amazon River on the north. The bird's largest ranges are two areas: to the southwest in Amazonian eastern Peru, and to the south-central Amazon Basin to a combined headwater region of the Guapore River and the Tapajós River. In Bolivia, on the Brazil-Bolivia border river the Guapore, the range bifurcates and is found only at the headwaters of the Guapore, and in the northern Bolivia-Peru region where the Guapore joins the headwater rivers of Brazil's Amazonas state's Madeira River.
The White-browed Hawk's range extends from Peru and Bolivia in the southwest to Brazil's northeastern Pará state—the Atlantic coastal regions, and its border with Maranhão state, a distance of about 3000 km.

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