Micrastur gilvicollis (Vieillot, 1817)
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The Lined Forest-falcon (Micrastur gilvicollis) is a species of bird of prey in the Falconidae family. It is endemic to humid forest in the western and northern Amazon Basin. Populations found in the south-eastern Amazon Basin (south of the Amazon River and east of the Madeira River) were formerly included in this species, but were described as a new species, the Cryptic Forest-falcon, in 2003. Together with the Plumbeous Forest-falcon of the Chocó, they are an example of a cryptic species complex. While adults of all three species have the deep orange-red facial skin and cere that separates them from the sympatric Barred Forest-falcon, only the Lined Forest-falcon has two white bars in the tail (in addition to a narrow white tail-tip).
* BirdLife International 2004. Micrastur gilvicollis. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 24 July 2007.
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