White-rumped Hawk (Parabuteo leucorrhous)

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

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Amazonas, Peru


Age: Juvenile | Sex: Unknown | Loc. No Data

Age: Adults | Sex: Unknown | Loc. E Ecuador and NE Peru

Identification & Behavior: ~36.5 cm (14 in). The White-rumped Hawk is a small black hawk with white rump and vent areas and a distinctively pale iris. In flight, it shows white underwing coverts and dusky barred flight feathers. The adult White-rumped Hawk is unlikely to be confused with other hawks in the montane forest it inhabits, but see the dark morph of Short-tailed Hawk, which ranges at lower elevations. Also, see juvenile Sharp-shinned Hawk.

Status: The White-rumped Hawk is uncommon to rare along the east slope of the Andes at elevations ranging between 1650-3300 m. It also occurs on the west slope of the Andes south to Cajamarca. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Aguilucho de Lomo Blanco.

Sub-species: White-rumped Hawk (Parabuteo leucorrhous), Quoy and Gaimard 1824.

Meaning of Name: Parabuteo: Gr. Para=alike, close to and Buteo: referring to the genus Buteo, vulture. leucorrhous: Gr. leukos= white and orrhos= rump.

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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.  http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 08/01/2015.