Tiny Hawk (Accipiter superciliosus)

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Eastern Colombia

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Eastern Colombia

Age: Juvenile | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Central America

Age: Juvenile | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Amazonia, Brazil

Identification & Behavior: ~23 cm (9 in). The Tiny Hawk is gray in the upperparts and finely barred with dusky on the underparts. Juveniles can have dusky upperparts with rusty barred underparts or rufous upperparts with rufous barred underparts. Adult birds have a red iris. It is similar to the Semicollared Hawk but is distinguished by having finer barring, no pale on the neck, red iris in adults, and by ranging at lower elevations.

Status: It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Gavilán Enano.

Sub-species: Tiny Hawk (Accipiter superciliosus superciliosus), Linnaeus 1766.

Meaning of Name: Accipiter: L. falcon, hawk. superciliosus: L. superciliosa, superciliosum, superciliosus= eyebrow.

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Distribution Map


    • 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.