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Semicollared Hawk
02 12 118 Accipiter collaris
Information
Range Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Accipitriformes
Family Accipitridae
Genus Accipiter (disputed)
Species Accipiter collaris
Conservation Status
NTSpecies
Near Threatened

The Semicollared hawk (Accipiter collaris), is a species of bird of prey in the Accipitridae family. It is found in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is becoming rare due to habitat loss.

Taxonomy

Usually placed in the genus Accipiter, it is the sister species of the tiny hawk ("Accipiter" superciliosus). The latter is the only species in Accipiter yet studied which has a large procoracoid foramen. The collaris-superciliosus superspecies also differs from the typical sparrowhawks in other respects of its anatomy and as regards DNA sequence. Consequently, the old genus Hieraspiza may be more appropriate for them.

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