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
A bird on a post. Locality Gregoria Pérez de Denis, Santa Fe Province, Argentina
Martin Manassero 26 May 2012 50 weeks ago 22 sec 4.6
A bird perched and calling Locality Loro Hablador Provincial Park, Chaco Province, Argentina (Monotypic species)
Igor Berkunsky 19 January 2006 5 years ago 45 sec 3.5
Adult Singing, perched.
Locality Gregoria Pérez de Denis, Santa Fe Province, Argentina (Monotypic species)
Horacio Luna 27 May 2012 50 weeks ago 3.9
Locality Lamadrid, Tucumán Province, Argentina
Miguel Andina 25 March 2012 37 weeks ago 3.8
A bird perched on a utility pole.
Locality Cruz del Eje, Córdoba Province, Argentina (Monotypic species)
Nick Athanas 16 December 2006 3 years ago 3.3
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 44 weeks 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 44 weeks ago 2.8