White Hawk (Leucopternis albicollis) - HBW 2, p. 169
French: Buse blanche
Spanish: Busardo Blanco
Taxonomy: Falco albicollis Latham, 1790, Cayenne.
Forms superspecies with L. occidentalis and L. polionota, both of which have been considered races of present species. Four subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- ghiesbreghti (Du Bus de Gisignies, 1845) - S Mexico (Oaxaca and Veracruz) to Guatemala and Belize.
- costaricensis W. L. Sclater, 1919 - Honduras to Panama and W Colombia.
- williaminae Meyer de Schauensee, 1950 - NW Colombia (upper Sinú and lower Magdalena Valleys S to Valle) and extreme NW Venezuela (Perijá).
- albicollis (Latham, 1790) - E Colombia, NW Venezuela (NW Zulia), Trinidad and the Guianas through Amazonia to E Peru, E Ecuador, N & E Bolivia (La Paz, Santa Cruz) and C & E Brazil (C Mato Grosso and N Maranhão).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 25 videos
An individual perched in a tree while looking around. Locality Floresta Nacional de Carajás, Pará State, Brazil (ssp albicollis)
Josep del Hoyo 12 August 2011 3 years ago 20 sec 4.6
A bird sunning on a branch. Locality Chan Chich, Gallon Jug, Orange Walk District, Belize (ssp ghiesbreghti)
DAVID ASCANIO 1 December 2007 6 years ago 37 sec 4.4
An immature flying around Locality Peña Blanca, Amazonas Department, Peru (ssp albicollis)
Luc Fazio 31 July 1999 7 years ago 24 sec 4.2
A bird flying overhead. Locality Henri Pittier National Park, Aragua State, Venezuela (ssp williaminae)
Keith Blomerley 2 March 2006 8 years ago 17 sec 4.1
a bird perched... Locality Manaus, Amazonas State, Brazil (ssp albicollis)
Leonardo R. Deconto 5 January 2011 4 years ago 25 sec 4
A bird perched in a tree, defecating and looking around. Locality Amazonia National Park, Pará State, Brazil (ssp albicollis)
Josep del Hoyo 20 August 2010 4 years ago 28 sec 4
PhotosSee all 17 photos
An adult resting in a branch. Back view.
Locality Manaus, Amazonas State, Brazil (ssp albicollis)
Anselmo d Affonseca 3 years ago 4.4
Nate Bassan 51 weeks ago 4.4
Locality El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve, Chiapas State, Mexico (Southern) (ssp ghiesbreghti)
rchavezdm 13 March 2013 2 years ago 4.2
Looking for prey
Locality Cat's Hill, Moruga, Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago (ssp albicollis)
nigel lallsingh 15 May 2009 3 years ago 3.9
Indivíduo fotografado na FLONA de Carajás, posado a 2 metros do chão.
Locality Pará State, Brazil (ssp albicollis)
Gustavo Gonsioroski 16 July 2014 41 weeks ago 3.8
White Hawk sitting on branch overhanging road
Locality Panama (ssp costaricensis)
Joel Hedgpeth 3 March 2007 5 years ago 3.7
One ind flying by at the canopy near the ocean at El Almejal Ecolodge, Bahia Solano, Choco department, Colombia. Locality Colombia
Diego Calderon - COLOMBIA... 17 January 2008 5 years ago 3