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Leucopternis is a Neotropical genus of bird of prey in the Accipitridae family. They are generally associated with tropical or subtropical forests, and most are uncommon or rare. Several have a largely white plumage, and a few have distinctive orange or red ceres.
Traditionally, Leucopternis contains the following species, but as the genus probably is polyphyletic, significant future changes are likely with several species being moved to other genera.
- Semiplumbeous Hawk (Leucopternis semiplumbeus)
- Black-faced Hawk (Leucopternis melanops)
- White-browed Hawk (Leucopternis kuhli)
- Lerner, & Mindell (2008). Molecular phylogenetics of the buteonine birds of prey (Accipitridae). Auk 125: 304-315.
- Raposo, Miller, Silveira, Bermingham, & Wajntal (2006). Polyphyly of the hawk genera Leucopternis and Buteogallus (Aves, Accipitridae): multiple habitat shifts during the Neotropical buteonine diversification. BMC Evol. Biol. 6: 10
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