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Black Baza Aviceda leuphotes   - Adult with prey
Black Baza
Photographer : © Pranad Patil
Location :Kanha National Park, Balaghat District, Madhya Pradesh, India
Date : 20 April 2018
English synonyms:Black-crested Baza, Black-crested Lizard Hawk, Indian Black-crested Baza, Crested Baza
Bird Family :Accipitrinae - Hawks, Bazas, Honey-buzzards, Eagles, Kites, Vultures, Harriers & Buzzards
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :The bird was flying from treetop to treetop, but then caught something and settled on one of the tall, dead trees to feed on it. The prey, seems like some sort of insect, can be seen as a small green item in the bird's feet. -- PP
Taxonomic Notes :Now regarded as monotypic
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