Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Hawks, Eagles and Kites :: Crane Hawk

Crane Hawk Geranospiza caerulescens

Described by: Vieillot (1817)
Alternate common name(s): Black Crane-Hawk, Blackish Crane-Hawk, Gray Crane-Hawk, Grey Crane-Hawk, Banded Crane-Hawk
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Calilegua National Park, Argentina - Sep, 2003 © Mark Harper  Caņo Colorado, Monagas State, Venezuela - Jan 2, 2009 © Phil Gunson 
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Nw. Mexico; C. Mexico to nw., c. and se. South America;
Two populations;
(1) Nw. Mexico (Sonora and Sinaloa).
(2) Mexico (Tamaulipas) s. to c. Panama (Canal Zone).
(3) E. Panama from the Canal Zone along the Pacific slope of w. Colombia, w. Ecuador to nw. Peru (Tumbes and Lambayeque).
(4) E. slope of n. Colombia (Cauca Valley and Magdalena Valley e. to w. Guajira and e. of the Andes), e. Ecuador and e. Peru (Loreto, Madre de Dios) e. to Venezuela, Guyana, Surinam, Guiana and Amazonian Brazil.
(5) Ne. Brazil (Maranhao, Ceara and Piaui to c. Goias and Bahia).
(6) S. Brazil (s. Goias, Maranhao, Paraiba and Bahia (Chapada Diamantina) s. to s. Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro and Mato Grosso), n. and e. Bolivia (Pando, Beni, Santa Cruz, Chuquisaca, Tarija), Paraguay (Chaco), Uruguay to nc. Argentina s. to La Rioja, Cordoba and n. Buenos Aires.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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