Black Baza (Aviceda leuphotes)
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Accipitriformes
Family Accipitridae
Genus Aviceda

Aviceda or bazas, is a genus of birds of prey in the Accipitridae family. The genus has a widespread distribution from Australia to southern Asia and across to Africa. The bazas are sometimes known as cuckoo-hawks. A prominent crest is a feature of the bazas. They have two tooth-like indentations on the edge of the upper bill.


African Cuckoo-hawk (Swainson, 1837) (Aviceda cuculoides)
Jerdon's Baza (Blyth, 1842) (Aviceda jerdoni)
Black Baza (Dumont, 1820) (Aviceda leuphotes)
Madagascar Cuckoo-hawk (Smith, 1834) (Aviceda madagascariensis)
Pacific Baza (Gould, 1838) (Aviceda subcristata)
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