Semicollared hawk

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Semicollared hawk
Accipiter collaris 1860.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Accipitriformes
Family: Accipitridae
Genus: Accipiter (disputed)
Species: A. collaris
Binomial name
Accipiter collaris
Sclater, 1860
Synonyms
  • Hieraspiza collaris

The semicollared hawk (Accipiter collaris) is a bird of prey species of in the family Accipitridae. It is found in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is becoming rare due to habitat loss.

Taxonomy[edit]

Usually placed in the genus Accipiter, it is the sister species of the tiny hawk ("A." superciliosus). The latter is the only species in Accipiter yet studied which has a large procoracoid foramen. The collaris-superciliosus superspecies also differs from the typical sparrowhawks in other respects of its anatomy and as regards DNA sequence. Consequently, the old genus Hieraspiza may be more appropriate for them.

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Accipiter collaris". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.