Slaty-backed Forest-Falcon (Micrastur mirandollei)

Order: Falconiformes Family: Falconidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Amazonian, Brazil

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Amazonian, Brazil

Age: Juveniles | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Amazonian, Brazil

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

Identification & Behavior: ~42 cm (16.5 in). The adult Slaty-backed Forest-Falcon has dusky head and rest of the upperparts. The underparts are unmarked whitish. The juvenile has broad brownish scaling or chevroning on the underparts. It is similar to an adult Gray-bellied Hawk but is distinguished by having brown iris, bare yellow-greenish face, and by being largely restricted to the interior forest. Als,o see Buckley’s Forest-Falcon and Collared Forest-Falcon.

Status: The Slaty-backed Forest-Falcon is rare, but widespread in Amazonia. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Halcón-Montés de Dorso Gris.

Sub-species: Slaty-backed Forest-Falcon (Micrastur mirandollei), Schlegel 1862.

Meaning of Name: Micrastur: Gr. mikros= small and astur= hawk, goshawk. mirandollei: after the German jurist, president of the Suriname court of justice in the period (1815-1831) Charles François Mirandolle (1789-1841).

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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.