Spot-winged Falconet (Spiziapteryx circumcinctus) - HBW 2, p. 254
French: Carnifex à ailes tachetées
Spanish: Halconcito Argentino
Taxonomy: Harpagus circumcinctus Kaup, 1852, Chili; error, Mendoza, Argentina.
Taxonomic position unclear, and species frequently placed in present subfamily or in Polyborinae: variously associated with Old World genus Polihierax, or with aberrant Neotropical falconids Micrastur, Herpetotheres and caracaras; sometimes considered closest to caracaras, but alternatively placed apart in separate subfamily alongside only Herpetotheres. Monotypic.
Distribution: E Bolivia (Santa Cruz) through Paraguay to N & C Argentina (S to Río Negro).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
Adult Singing, perched.
Locality Gregoria Pérez de Denis, Santa Fe Province, Argentina (Monotypic species)
Horacio Luna 27 May 2012 2 years ago 3.8
Locality Lamadrid, Tucumán Province, Argentina
Miguel Andina 25 March 2012 1 year ago 3.6
A bird perched on a utility pole.
Locality Cruz del Eje, Córdoba Province, Argentina (Monotypic species)
Nick Athanas 16 December 2006 4 years ago 3.5
A bird perched on a fence post.
Locality Perforación, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Santa Cruz Department, Bolivia (Monotypic species)
Joe Tobias 21 July 2006 2 years ago 3.2
An individual perched on a post, eating a dragonfly.
Locality Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Santa Cruz Department, Bolivia (Monotypic species)
Joe Tobias 21 July 2007 2 years ago 3