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Pacific Baza , Crested Hawk
Aviceda subcristata

Photo Courtesy of Birdway Australia

Photo courtesy of Ian Clayton
Bird Family :"Hawks"
Description :Uncommon local species. Length 45cm. Male is slightly smaller. Flight is buoyant, and hovers around tree canopies. Eats leaf and stick insects, sometimes frogs. Call is a shrill double whistle, rising and falling, with quieter whistles and trills.
Typical Habitat :Coastal and subcoastal closed and open forest. Urban trees and parkland. Builds a small nest of twigs, high up in trees.
Distribution :Uncommon to northern W.A. and N.T. Eastern Cape York to the Hunter River. Only known to breed in Australia.
Migration :Resident, breeding (outer suburbs).Main breeding season, April to July and October to December, varible.
Introduced :No
Seen North Qld :  Yes

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