White-necked hawk

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White-necked hawk
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White-necked hawk at Southeast Brazil
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Accipitriformes
Family: Accipitridae
Genus: Buteogallus
B. lacernulatus
Binomial name
Buteogallus lacernulatus
(Temminck, 1827)
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Leucopternis lacernulata (lapsus)
Leucopternis lacernulatus

The white-necked hawk (Buteogallus lacernulatus) is a species of bird of prey in the family Accipitridae.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, subtropical or tropical moist montane forest, and plantations. The species feeds on insects and other invertebrates.[2] It is an opportunistic feeder that will feed on prey flushed by army ants, monkeys or even humans. It is endemic to Brazil and threatened by habitat loss.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Leucopternis lacernulatus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 16 July 2012.
  2. ^ BirdLife International (2008) Species factsheet: Leucopternis lacernulatus. Downloaded October 2, 2008

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