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Micrastur gilvicollis

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Aves
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Neognathae
Ordo: Falconiformes
Familia: Falconidae
Subfamilia: Herpetotherinae
Genus: Micrastur
Species: Micrastur gilvicollis


Micrastur gilvicollis (Vieillot, 1817)


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Vernacular names
Česky: Sokolec amazonský
English: Lined Forest-falcon
Español: Halcón montés cabecigrís
Português: Falcão-mateiro-de-peito-cinza

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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