Hawks and Eagles (Accipitridae)

Mantled Hawk (Leucopternis polionota) - HBW 2, p. 170

French: Buse mantelée German: Mantelbussard Spanish: Busardo Blanquinegro

Taxonomy: Buteo polionotus Kaup, 1847, South America = São Paulo, Brazil.
Forms superspecies with L. albicollis and L. occidentalis; has been considered a subspecies of former. Monotypic.

Distribution: E Brazil (Alagoas and Bahia) S to E Uruguay and E Paraguay (Alto Paraná). Purported Argentinian distribution (in Misiones) apparently based on supposition, with no confirmed records or data.