Check List 11(2): e19157, doi: 10.15560/11.2.1559
Gray-bellied Hawk, Accipiter poliogaster (Temminck, 1824) (Accipitriformes: Accipitridae), in Costa Rica
expand article infoDavid Araya-H., Christian Contreras§, Luis Sandoval|
‡ Fundación Rapaces de Costa Rica, Costa Rica§ Aventuras Tierra Verde, Costa Rica| Universidad de Costa Rica, Costa Rica
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Gray-bellied Hawk (Accipiter poliogaster) is a diurnal raptor with a distribution range and movements poorly known. A juvenile was recorded in Costa Rica in 2008 and 2009 for in the Caribbean lowlands. In this note we reported the first adult observation for Costa Rica and a new locality. Even though is uncertain how this species of bird was able to arrive to Costa Rica, we discuss possible explanations for that.
Gray-bellied Hawk; raptor; distribution; Costa Rica