Aviceda subcristata, Pacific Baza, Baza Pasifik

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Aviceda subcristata, Pacific Baza, Baza Pasifik


The Pacific Baza, Aviceda subcristata, also known as the Crested Hawk, is a slender, medium-sized hawk with a distinctive crest. Its upper side is mainly dark brown, with a grey head and yellow eyes. It is conspicuously barred white and dark brown on the breast and on the underside of the tail and flight feathers. Females are slightly larger than males. It is found in coastal and sub coastal areas of northern and eastern Australia, Wallacea, New Guinea and adjacent islands. It feeds on stick insects (especially when breeding) as well as other large insects, tree frogs, lizards, small birds and fruit. It nests high in forest and woodland trees, with a clutch size of 2-4.

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