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Size: 15" (38 cm); 325 g.
Diet: Hunts reptiles, small mammals, and smaller birds.
Voice: High whistle, one pitch or slurring upwards.
Status: Found in humid-forested lowlands and foothills, along the entire length of the Caribbean slope.
Cool Fact: Only hunts in lower canopy and understory of forest. Does not soar to search for prey; rather, watches from a low perch, then swoops down to catch prey.
Often allows people to get close.
Source: (Stiles et al 103)