Falcons and Caracaras (Falconidae)

Plumbeous Forest-falcon (Micrastur plumbeus) - HBW 2, p. 253

French: Carnifex plombé German: Einbinden Waldfalke Spanish: Halcón montés Plomizo
Other common names: Sclater's Forest-falcon

Taxonomy: Micrastur plumbeus W. L. Sclater, 1918, Río Bogotá, Esmeraldas, Ecuador.
Has been included within M. gilvicollis; sympatric with M. ruficollis interstes, so when gilvicollis was included within M. ruficollis, plumbeus was elevated to species rank; now that M. ruficollis and gilvicollis have been shown to be separate species, status of plumbeus unclear, but generally retained as full species; further research required to clarify taxonomic status. Monotypic.

Distribution: SW Colombia (Cauca, Nariño) and NW Ecuador (Esmeraldas).

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