Order: Accipitriformes | Family: Accipitridae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Loreto, Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Loreto (L), Northwest Peru (R)
Age: Various | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Various
Age: Juvenile | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Northwest Peru
Status: The Crane Hawk is widespread and rare along riverine habitats in Amazonia. It is uncommon is the northwest lowlands where it uses a wider variety of habitats. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.
Name in Spanish: Gavilán Zancón.
Sub-species: Crane Hawk (Geranospiza caerulescens balzarensis), W. L. Sclater, 1918. Pacific slope to W Colombia, W Ecuador and NW Peru (Lambayeque).
(G. c. caerulescens), Vieillot 1817. E slope of Colombia and Ecuador to the Guianas and Amazonian Peru and Brazil.
Meaning of Name: Geranospiza: Gr. geranos = crane; and spizias= falcon, hawk. caerulescens: L. caerulea= blue, bluish gray.
- Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 08/01/2015.