Pacific Baza

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The Pacific Baza is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Pacific Baza has golden-yellow, domed eyes which are placed on the sides of its head. This gives it excellent side vision, useful for finding mantids among the leaves. Facts and figures Research Species: No Minimum size: 35 cm Maximum size: 45 cm Average size: 40 cm Average weight: 320 g Breeding season: October to February. Clutch size: Two to three. More

The Pacific Baza is a medium size hawk of northern and eastern Australia, New Guinea and nearby islands. It has a distinctive crest on its head and is sometimes called the Crested Hawk. It eats large insects, small reptiles, other birds and fruit. It seems to be especially fond of stick insects (Phasmidae) during breeding. Classification: Order: Falconiformes Family: Accipitridae Genus: Aviceda Species: A. More

Pacific Baza (also called Crested Hawk) Aviceda subcristata (In flight) ^ More

The Pacific Baza is a sedentary bird and can be found in coastal northern Australia from Sydney in New South Wales to Cape York in Queensland and in the Kimberley region of Western Australia and the Top End of the Northern Territory. It prefers a leafy habitat in rainforests fringes, open eucalypt forests, woodlands, timbered watercourses and well treed suburbs. The baza is often seen in permanent pairs and small family parties soaring over the territory in shallow circles. More

Taken at Melbourne Zoo The Pacific Baza ( Aviceda subcristata ) is found in tropical and subtropical forest and woodland in northern and eastern Australia, but rarely south of Sydney. It is also found in the Indo-Malayan peninsula, most of mainland New Guinea and nearby islands and the Solomon Islands. / Pacific Bazas are found in tropical and subtropical woodlands and forest and sometimes grasslands, farmlands and urban areas. More

Pacific Baza (Crested Hawk) - Photo By Jonathon Munro Photo By Jonathon Munro Pacific Baza (Crested Hawk) = Aviceda subcristata Size: 36-45 cm, wingspan 80 cm. Distinctive slim black crest on a grey head and yellow eyes. White breast with bold dark-brown/rufous bars, brown wings. Tail has dark bars. Moderately common bird in the tropics, single or in pairs. More

Looking like no other bird of prey, the Pacific Baza is easily distinguished from other Raptors by the crest on the back of its head. (more like an over grown crested Pigeon!) This quiet, small and unobtrusive hunter of the tree tops lives along the edges of eucalypt and rainforests, particularly the galleries of trees lining watercourses. They patrol the outer foliage, weaving through and around tree crowns, snatching their food from the leaves. More

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Order : Falconiformes
Family : Accipitridae
Genus : Aviceda
Species : subcristata
Authority : (Gould, 1838)