Gray-backed Hawk

The Grey-backed Hawk is a species of bird of prey in the Accipitridae family. It is found in Ecuador and Peru. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.

The Gray-backed Hawk is classified as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.

Gray-backed Hawk Leucopternis occidentalis = Described by: Salvin (1876) Alternate common name(s): Grey-backed Hawk Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors Photographs Canande, Ecuador - Jun, 2005 More

Gray-backed Hawk (Leucopternis occidentalis) by Fernando Angulo. More

Food habits, breeding biology, and status of the gray-backed hawk (Leucopternis occidentalis) in western Ecuador - I studied the breeding biology, feeding habits, and relative abundance of the gray-backed hawk (Leucoptemis occidentalis), in western Ecuador from 1992 to 1994. This research was mainly conducted in PiƱas (400 - 1300 m. elevation, El Oro Province) and Cerro Blanco (100 - 400 m. elevation, Guayas Province) where eight and two nests were respectively located and monitored. More

Gray-backed Hawk Leucopternis occidentalis = Ecuador - Jun, 1993 More

* Gray-backed Hawk, Leucopternis occidentalis - U Savanna Hawk, Buteogallus meridionalis - FC Harris's Hawk, Parabuteo unicinctus - FC Roadside Hawk, Buteo magnirostris - VR Short-tailed Hawk, Buteo brachyurus - U Zone-tailed Hawk, Buteo albonotatus - R Laughing Falcon, Herpetotheres cachinnans - U More

the Gray-backed Hawk (Leucopternis occidentalis) in Western Ecuador. M.Sc. Thesis. Boise State University, Idaho. 6. World Database on Protected Areas (October, 2008) http://www.unep-wcmc. More

* Gray-backed Hawk Leucopternis occidentalis * Mangrove Black-Hawk Buteogallus subtilis * Great Black-Hawk Buteogallus urubitinga * Savanna Hawk Buteogallus meridionalis * Harris's Hawk Parabuteo unicinctus * Black-collared Hawk Busarellus nigricollis * Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle Geranoaetus melanoleucus * Solitary Eagle Harpyhaliaetus solitarius * Gray Hawk Asturina nitida * Roadside Hawk Buteo magnirostris More

Gray-backed Hawk (Leucopternis occidentalis) 132. Barred Hawk (Leucopternis princeps) 133. Savanna Hawk (Buteogallus meridionalis) 134. Mangrove Black-Hawk (Buteogallus subtilis) 135. Great Black-Hawk (Buteogallus urubitinga) 136. Harris More

Gray-backed Hawk, Leucopternis occidentalis Singles from the ridge at Canande (JH) and in flight at Jorupe; a pair mating at Buenaventura. Plumbeous Forest-Falcon, Micrastur plumbeus A flighty, calling bird at dawn near the lodge at Canande. Buckley's Forest-Falcon, Micrastur buckleyi Heard only, early morning at Wild Sumaco. More

A Gray-backed Hawk in a Bromeliad-laden tree. Hook-billed Kites are not-often seen perched! Next we ventured into the deciduous lowland and foothill forests near the Peruvian border in the far southwest. Huge Ceiba trees towered over the canopy and a thick, brushy understory dominated. Some of these areas, such as the Puyango and Jorupe reserves, had experience heavy rainfall recently, and normally dry, dusty, gray terrain had been transformed into a lush, green wonderland. More

* Gray-backed Hawk Leucopternis occidentalis * Savanna Hawk Buteogallus meridionalis * Common Black-Hawk Buteogallus anthracinus * Great Black-Hawk Buteogallus urubitinga * Harris' Hawk Parabuteo unicinctus * Gray Hawk Asturina nitida * Roadside Hawk Buteo magnirostris * Short-tailed Hawk Buteo brachyurus * Zone-tailed Hawk Buteo albonotatus More

Order : Falconiformes
Family : Accipitridae
Genus : Leucopternis
Species : occidentalis
Authority : Salvin, 1876