Check List 15(1): 203-207, doi: 10.15560/15.1.203
Filling the distribution gaps of two species of Accipiter Brisson, 1760 (Aves, Accipitriformes) in northeastern Brazil
expand article infoHilda Raianne Silva de Melo, Anderson Felipe Teixeira da Silva, Ana Priscila Medeiros Olímpio, Shirliane de Araújo Sousa§, Flávio Kulaif Ubaid
‡ Universidade Estadual do Maranhão, Caxias, Brazil§ Universidade Estadual do Ceará, Cratéus, Brazil
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We present new records of Gray-bellied Hawk, Accipiter poliogaster (Temminck, 1824), and Rufous-thighed Hawk, A. striatus erythronemius (Kaup, 1850), from northeastern Brazil and review the occurrence of these species in this region. While A. s. erythronemius occurs in secondary forests in the semi-arid regions of northeast Brazil, A. poliogaster seems to be associated more with mature and wet forests and not in the Caatinga scrub.
Accipitridae, Accipiter poliogaster, Accipiter striatus erythronemius, geographic range, Gray-bellied Hawk, Maranhão, Rufous-thighed Hawk