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Buteogallus meridionalis (Savanna Hawk)

Synonyms: Heterospizias meridionalis

Wikipedia Abstract

The savanna hawk (Buteogallus meridionalis) is a large raptor found in open savanna and swamp edges. It was formerly placed in the genus Heterospizias. It breeds from Panama and Trinidad south to Bolivia, Uruguay and central Argentina.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
3
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
20
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 7.02585
EDGE Score: 2.08267

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  1.775 lbs (805 g)
Birth Weight [1]  74 grams
Breeding Habitat [2]  Tropical grasslands
Wintering Geography [2]  Non-migrartory
Wintering Habitat [2]  Tropical grasslands
Diet [3]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Carnivore (Vertebrates), Piscivore
Diet - Ectothermic [3]  30 %
Diet - Endothermic [3]  30 %
Diet - Fish [3]  20 %
Diet - Invertibrates [3]  20 %
Forages - Ground [3]  100 %
Clutch Size [5]  1
Incubation [4]  39 days
Wing Span [4]  4.264 feet (1.3 m)

Ecoregions

Protected Areas

Biodiversity Hotspots

Prey / Diet

Holochilus sciureus (marsh rat)[6]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Caiman crocodilus (Common caiman, Spectacled caiman)1
Elanus leucurus (White-tailed Kite)1
Tyto alba (Barn Owl)1

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

    Maps
Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Fundacao Zoo-Botan. de Belo Horizonte
Parque Zoologico Jaime Duque - Bogota
Zoo Parc de Beauval
Zoo Santo Inácio Vila Nova de Gaia

Range Map

Distribution

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Terje Lislevand, Jordi Figuerola, and Tamás Székely. 2007. Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing. Ecology 88:1605
2Partners in Flight Avian Conservation Assessment Database, version 2017. Accessed on January 2018.
3Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
4del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
5Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
6Holochilus sciureus, Guillermo R. Barreto and Shaenandhoa GarcÍa-Rangel, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 780, pp. 1-5 (2005)
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
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