Species Details

@Syed Abbas (Birdwing,Bangladesh);

Black Baza Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Aviceda leuphotes
Family : Accipitridae
Order : Accipitriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Indian Black-crested Baza, Black-crested Baza
Habitat : Evergreen forest
Description : The Black Baza is a black-and-white raptor with an outstanding crest and broad white breast band (adult bird length approximately 33 cm, wing 23.5 cm, bill 2.1 cm, tarsus 2.7 cm, tail 13.7 cm). It looks predominantly black with a few white lines and bars. It feeds on lizards, frogs, large grasshoppers, mantises and other insects, occasionally small birds and bats. They are found in dense forests, typically in small groups. They can often be seen perched on bare branches of tall trees that rise above the forest canopy.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:Syed Abbas (Birdwing,Bangladesh);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Frank Lambert(www.xeno-canto.org/Frank Lambert), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.