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Black Baza Aviceda leuphotes (Dumont) Foraging with Mixed Hunting Parties, during Noon-Not Totally Crepuscular.?


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The Black Baza Aviceda leuphotes has a disjunct distribution in India, occurring in the southern Western Ghats and Eastern Himalayas where the species occurs in broad leaved evergreen forests, being mostly crepuscular and feeding on insects and lizards (Ali, 1999; Grimmet et al.,1998; Rasmussen and Anderton, 2000). Whistler and Kinnear (1936) reports specimens of the species collected from Trichinapoly in the Tamil Nadu, where the habitat is drier. The Black Baza is more active when overcast and at dawn and dusk, gathers to spend night for communal roosts in winter (Joseph et al., 2007).
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V. J. Zacharias
24657 Byrne Meadow Sq., Aldie, VA 20105
India

A. J. Gaston
11-174 Dufferin Road, Ottawa, KIM 2A6
Canada


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V. J. Zacharias
24657 Byrne Meadow Sq., Aldie, VA 20105, India
A. J. Gaston
11-174 Dufferin Road, Ottawa, KIM 2A6, Canada

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The Black Baza Aviceda leuphotes has a disjunct distribution in India, occurring in the southern Western Ghats and Eastern Himalayas where the species occurs in broad leaved evergreen forests, being mostly crepuscular and feeding on insects and lizards (Ali, 1999; Grimmet et al.,1998; Rasmussen and Anderton, 2000). Whistler and Kinnear (1936) reports specimens of the species collected from Trichinapoly in the Tamil Nadu, where the habitat is drier. The Black Baza is more active when overcast and at dawn and dusk, gathers to spend night for communal roosts in winter (Joseph et al., 2007).

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