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Micrastur

Forest Falcons

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Phylogenetic relationships follow Fuchs et al. (2011).
Containing group: Falconiformes

Other Names for Micrastur

References

Amadon D. 1964. Taxonomic notes on birds of prey. Am. Mus. Novit., 2166.

Bierregaard R.O. 1994. Micrastur plumbeus. In: Del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J. (Eds.), Handbook of the Birds of the World: New World Vultures to

Guineafowls, vol. 2. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, p. 253.

Bierregaard R.O. 1994. Micrastur ruficollis. In: Del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J. (Eds.), Handbook of the Birds of the World: New World Vultures to Guineafowls, vol. 2. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, p. 253.

Bierregaard R.O. 1994. Micrastur semitorquatus. In: Del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J. (Eds.), Handbook of the Birds of the World: New World Vultures to

Guineafowls, vol. 2. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, p. 253.

Fuchs J., Chen S., Johnson J.A., Mindell D.P. 2011. Pliocene diversification within the South American Forest falcons (Falconidae: Micrastur). Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. (2011), doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2011.05.008

Schwartz P. 1972. Micrastur gilvicollis, a valid species sympatric with M. ruficollis in Amazonia. Condor 74, 399415.

Whittaker, A., 2001. Notes on the poorly-known Buckleys Forest-falcon Micrastur buckleyi including voice, range and first Brazilian records. Bull. Brit. Ornithol. Club 121, 198208.

Whittaker, A., 2002. A new species of forest-falcon (Falconidae: Micrastur) from southeastern Amazonia and the Atlantic rainforests of Brazil. Wilson Bull. 114, 421445.

Stresemann E., Amadon D. 1979. Order Falconiformes. In: Mayr, E., Cottrell, G.W. (Eds.), Check-list of Birds of the World, vol. 1, second ed. Museum of Comparative Zoology, Cambridge, MA, pp. 271-425.

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Scientific Name Micrastur mirandollei
Reference Osbert Salvin. 1879-1904. Aves.
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