Photo copyright: monacoeye.com • Brazil May 2006 • Do not copy
Bird name: Mantled Hawk
Latin: Leucopternis polionotus
Other: Gavião Pombo Grande (br)
Family: Accipitridae • Hawks, Birds of Prey
I saw this Mantled Hawk high above the forest, deep in the Mata Atlantica just south of São Paulo. Distinguishable by white rim feathers overlapping a black trailing wing edge.
Native to Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay. IUCN status: Near Threatened.