Wild Birds

White-browed Hawks

The White-browed Hawks (Leucopternis kuhli) is a species of bird of prey in the Accipitridae family. It is found in northern South America’s southern Amazon Basin in eastern Peru, Bolivia, and northern Brazil.

This bird species inhabits subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

Range in southern Amazon Basin

Birds of PreyThe Sport of Falconry

Amazonian Peru to Pará

The range of the White-browed Hawks is limited by the Amazon River in the north. The bird’s largest ranges are two areas: to the southwest in Amazonian eastern Peru, and to the south-central Amazon Basin to a combined headwater region of the Guapore River and the Tapajós River. In Bolivia, on the Brazil-Bolivia border river the Guapore, the range bifurcates and is found only at the headwaters of the Guapore, and in the northern Bolivia-Peru region where the Guapore joins the headwater rivers of Brazil’s Amazonas state’s Madeira River.

The White-browed Hawk’s range extends from Peru and Bolivia in the southwest to Brazil’s northeastern Pará state—the Atlantic coastal regions, and its border with Maranhão state, a distance of about 3000 km.

References

  • BirdLife International 2004. . 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 24 July 2007.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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