White-browed hawk

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White-browed hawk
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Accipitriformes
Family: Accipitridae
Genus: Leucopternis
Species: L. kuhli
Binomial name
Leucopternis kuhli
Bonaparte, 1850

The white-browed hawk (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.

Its natural habitat is tropical moist lowland forests.

Range in southern Amazon Basin[edit]

Amazonian Peru to Pará[edit]

The range of the white-browed hawk is limited by the Amazon River on 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 Guaporé 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.


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

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