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White Hawk
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Falconiformes (or Accipitriformes, q.v.)
Family: Accipitridae
Genus: Leucopternis

Leucopternis is a Neotropical genus of bird of prey in the Accipitridae family. They are generally associated with tropical or subtropical forests, and most are uncommon or rare. Several have a largely white plumage, and a few have distinctive orange or red ceres.


Traditionally, Leucopternis contains the following species, but as the genus probably is polyphyletic, significant future changes are likely with several species being moved to other genera.


  • Lerner, & Mindell (2008). Molecular phylogenetics of the buteonine birds of prey (Accipitridae). Auk 125: 304-315.
  • Raposo, Miller, Silveira, Bermingham, & Wajntal (2006). Polyphyly of the hawk genera Leucopternis and Buteogallus (Aves, Accipitridae): multiple habitat shifts during the Neotropical buteonine diversification. BMC Evol. Biol. 6: 10


Up to date as of January 23, 2010

From Wikispecies


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Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Aves
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Neognathae
Ordo: Falconiformes
Familia: Accipitridae
Subfamilia: Buteoninae
Genus: Leucopternis
Species: L. albicollis - L. kuhli - L. lacernulatus - L. melanops - L. occidentalis - L. plumbeus - L. polionotus - L. princeps - L. schistaceus - L. semiplumbeus


Leucopternis Kaup, 1847


Isis, oder Encyclopädische Zeitung 40 col.210


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