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  Crested Hawk (Aviceda subcristata)





Crested Hawk | Aviceda subcristata photo
Crested Hawk

Image by Stephen Barnett - Some rights reserved.    (view image details)

Crested Hawk | Aviceda subcristata photo
Photographed at Currumbin Sanctuary, Gold Coast, Australia.

Image by ozwildlife - Some rights reserved.



CRESTED HAWK FACTS

Description
The Crested Kite is a medium-sized, long-tailed hawk with a prominent crest. The only Australian hawk with a crest.

Other Names
Pacific Baza

Size
45cm

Habitat
woodlands and forest and sometimes grasslands, farmlands and urban areas

Food
large insects such as stick insects and mantids, and frogs.

Breeding
builds a flimsy flat nest of sticks high in the upper branches of a tree. Lays 2-3 eggs.

Range
tropical and subtropical forest and woodland in northern and eastern Australia,



Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Falconiformes
Family:Accipitridae
Genus:Aviceda
Species:subcristata
Common Name:Crested Hawk