Semicollared Hawk (Accipiter collaris)

Order: Accipitriformes | Family: Accipitridae | IUCN Status: Least Concern

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown  | Loc. East Andes, Colombia

Age: Juvenile | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Zamora-Chinchipe, Ecuador

Age: Adults | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southeast Peru

Age: Juvenile | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southeast Peru

Identification & Behavior: ~23.5 cm (9.2 in). The adult Semicollared Hawk is dusky in the upperparts and broadly barred with dusky on the underparts. Juveniles can have dusky-brown upperparts with rusty barred underparts or rufous upperparts with rufous barred underparts. All ages show a pale collar, pale face and dusky top of the head. It is similar to the Tiny Hawk but is distinguished by having a rather broad (thick) dusky barring, pale on the neck (collar) and face, and by ranging at higher elevations along the Andes.

Status: The Semicollared Hawk is rare in the tiny range most records seem to come from in southeast Peru at elevations ranging between 1500 – 2500 m. It occurs in Co, Ec, and Bo, which lead to the idea that this rare hawk is more widespread and may be overlooked further north in Peru.

Name in Spanish: Gavilán Semiacollarado.

Sub-species: Semicollared Hawk (Accipiter collaris), P. L. Sclater 1860.

Meaning of Name: Accipiter: L. falcon, hawk. collaris: L. pertaining to the neck.

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Distribution Map
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    • 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. on 08/01/2015.