Plain-breasted Hawk (Accipiter ventralis) - HBW 2, p. 159
French: Autour à gorge rayée
Spanish: Gavilán Andino
Taxonomy: Accipiter ventralis P. L. Sclater, 1866, Bogotá, Colombia.
Often considered race of A. striatus, or alternatively of A. erythronemius, forming superspecies with these two and A. chionogaster; group split on grounds of differences in morphology, ecology and probably also behaviour. Monotypic.
Distribution: Hills and mountains from N & SE Venezuela and Colombia through Ecuador and Peru to W Bolivia (Cochabamba).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A bird perched. Locality San Miguel, Santiago de Cali, Valle del Cauca Department, Colombia (Monotypic species)
Pere Sugranyes 11 July 2011 1 year ago 31 sec 4.6
An adult perched in fairly open area in premontane sandy forest at dawn Locality Sierra de Lema, Canaima National Park, Bolívar State, Venezuela
DAVID ASCANIO 15 June 2009 2 years ago 16 sec 3.8
looking around in canopy, flies Locality Colibri del Sol Bird Reserve, Antioquía Department, Colombia (Monotypic species)
Martin Kennewell 27 May 2012 2 weeks ago ADDED LAST MONTH 35 sec 3.3
an adult taking off and showing the color of the thighs Locality Sierra de Lema, Canaima National Park, Bolívar State, Venezuela
DAVID ASCANIO 15 June 2009 2 years ago 5 sec 3.3