Order
Accipitriformes
Family
Accipitridae
Genus
Pseudastur
 
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Version 1.0

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SPECIES

White Hawk Pseudastur albicollis

Brian Magnier and Thomas S. Schulenberg
Version: 1.0 — Published January 25, 2013

Behavior

Introduction

Hunts from a perch, often at the forest edge. White Hawk also sometimes follows brown capuchin monkeys (Zhang and Wang 2000), squirrel monkeys (Boinski and Scott 1988), and white-nosed coatis (Booth-Binczik et al. 2004) to capture flushed prey, such as arboreal snakes or arthropods.

White Hawk regularly soars over the forest canopy.

Territoriality

Very little information. Thiollay (1994) estimated a density of 0.25 pairs/100 ha.

Sexual Behavior

Social and interspecific behavior

White Hawk usually is solitary.

Predation

There are no records of predation on White Hawk.

Recommended Citation

Magnier, B. and T. S. Schulenberg (2013). White Hawk (Pseudastur albicollis), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.whihaw1.01