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Mantled Hawk

Pseudastur polionotus

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Largish hawk with a short tail and very broad wings. White head, belly and tail with a barred black back. Similar to White-necked Hawk but larger, with a blue base to the bill, a whiter uppertail and an entirely pale undertail. Juvenile is paler above with a few dark spots on the head. Found in extensively forested landscapes where often seen soaring over the canopy or perched prominently.

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