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Micrastur plumbeus

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 plumbeus


Micrastur plumbeus W.L. Sclater, 1918


Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club 38 p.44

Vernacular names
Česky: Sokolec tmavý

The Plumbeous Forest-falcon (Micrastur plumbeus) is a species of bird of prey in the Falconidae family. It is endemic to humid forests in the Chocó in south-western Colombia and north-western Ecuador. It is generally poorly known and rare. It is threatened by habitat loss, and consequently considered vulneranble by BirdLife International and IUCN. It closely resembles the Lined Forest-falcon from the Amazon, but adults only have a single white tail-band (in addition to a narrow white tail-tip) and the irides are pale brownish-grey.


* BirdLife International 2004. Micrastur plumbeus. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 24 July 2007.

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