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is a species of bird of prey
Birds of prey are birds that hunt for food primarily on the wing, using their keen senses, especially vision. They are defined as birds that primarily hunt vertebrates, including other birds. Their talons and beaks tend to be relatively large, powerful and adapted for tearing and/or piercing flesh....
in the Accipitridae
The Accipitridae, one of the two major families within the order Accipitriformes , are a family of small to large birds with strongly hooked bills and variable morphology based on diet. They feed on a range of prey items from insects to medium-sized mammals, with a number feeding on carrion and a...
It is endemic to Madagascar
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. Its natural habitat
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s are subtropical or tropical dry forest
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s, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, and plantation
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It is threatened by habitat loss.