Semicollared Hawk (Accipiter collaris)

The Semicollared Hawk bird, also known as the Collared Forest-Falcon or the Northern Collared Hawk, is a medium-sized raptor belonging to the falcon family Falconidae. These birds can be found in the forests and woodlands of Central and South America, ranging from Mexico to Argentina.

The Semicollared Hawk is a beautiful bird with a distinctive appearance. It has a dark grey to blackish-brown back and wings, and a white or cream-colored throat and breast with a distinctive black collar on the upper neck. The tail feathers are long and banded, with alternating black and pale grey or cream-colored stripes.

These hawks can grow up to 16.5 inches in length and have a wingspan of up to 35 inches. They are generally solitary birds, but during breeding season they may form breeding pairs and become more social.

Semicollared Hawks are opportunistic hunters and will prey on a wide variety of small to medium-sized animals, including rodents, reptiles, birds, and even insects. They are adept hunters and will often catch their prey in mid-air, using their sharp talons to snatch them from the sky.

These birds are considered to be of least concern in terms of conservation status, but their populations are declining due to habitat loss and fragmentation. Conservation efforts are underway to protect and conserve their habitats and populations.

In conclusion, the Semicollared Hawk is a fascinating bird with unique physical traits and hunting skills. It plays an important role in the ecosystem by controlling the populations of small animals and contributes to the overall biodiversity of the forests and woodlands in Central and South America.

Other names

Accipiter collaris



Semicollared Hawk

esparver menut de clatell blanc



andski kobac

krahujec andský




Épervier à collier interrompu


Sparviere dal semicollare


amerikinis vanagas


krogulczyk kryzowany


Полуошейниковый ястреб

jastrabík krahuliak

Gavilancito torcaz


Halkalı Atmaca

яструб венесуельський

andi raudkull

félgalléros karvaly