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 2 years ago 20 sec 4.4
A bird sunning on a branch. Locality Chan Chich, Gallon Jug, Orange Walk District, Belize (ssp ghiesbreghti)
DAVID ASCANIO 1 December 2007 5 years ago 37 sec 4.3
An immature flying around Locality Peña Blanca, Amazonas Department, Peru (ssp albicollis)
Luc Fazio 31 July 1999 6 years ago 24 sec 4.2
A bird flying overhead Locality Henri Pittier National Park, Aragua State, Venezuela (ssp williaminae)
Keith Blomerley 1 March 2006 7 years ago 14 sec 4.1
a bird perched... Locality Manaus, Amazonas State, Brazil (ssp albicollis)
Leonardo R. Deconto 5 January 2011 3 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 3 years ago 28 sec 4
PhotosSee all 14 photos
An adult resting in a branch. Back view.
Locality Manaus, Amazonas State, Brazil (ssp albicollis)
Anselmo d Affonseca 2 years ago 4.4
Nate Bassan 8 weeks ago 4.3
Locality El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve, Chiapas State, Mexico (Southern) (ssp ghiesbreghti)
rchavezdm 13 March 2013 1 year ago 4.1
Looking for prey
Locality Cat's Hill, Moruga, Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago (ssp albicollis)
nigel lallsingh 15 May 2009 3 years ago 3.9
White Hawk sitting on branch overhanging road
Locality Panama (ssp costaricensis)
Joel Hedgpeth 3 March 2007 4 years ago 3.7
A bird perched.
Locality La Aurora Zoo, Guatemala City, Guatemala Department, Guatemala (ssp ghiesbreghti)
Josep del Hoyo 5 August 1990 1 year ago 3.5
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 4 years ago 3