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African Baza

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African Cuckoo-Hawk Alternate name
Aviceda cuculoides Scientific name
Accipitriformes Order
Acciptridae Family
40 cm Length
Dense tropical rainforest, tropical dry forest & dry savanna Range:- , , Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic Chad, Congo, Democratic Rep. of Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali,Nigeria , Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Swaziland, Uganda, Zimbabwe Habitat
Normally 2 Clutch
Insects,small lizards,snakes, birds & mammals Food  
Solitary and illusive Habits
3308 - TSN: 175441 World Number
Least Concern Status

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If you have sound recording of the Acciptridae please send it to xeno-canto. 


Afrikaans: Koekoekvalk
Czech: Aviceda kukackovitá, luňákovec kukačkovitý
Danish: Afrikansk Baza
German: Kuckucksweih
English: African Baza, African Cuckoo Falcon, African Cuckoo Hawk, African Cuckoo-falcon, African Cuckoo-hawk, Cuckoo Falcon, Cuckoo Hawk, Cuckoo-Hawk, West African Cuckoo-Falcon
Spanish: Baza Africana, Baza Africano
Estonian: aafrika tutthaugas
Finnish: afrikantöyhtöhaukka, Käkitöyhtöhaukka
French: Baza coucou, Baza d'Afrique, Faucon coucou
Italian: Baza africano
Japanese: afurikakakkouhayabusa
Japanese: アフリカカッコウハヤブサ
Latin: Aviceda cuculoides
Dutch: Afrikaanse Koekoekswouw
Norwegian: Gjøkbaza
Polish: czubak afrykanski, czubak afrykański
Portuguese: Falcão-cuco
Russian: Африканская база, сокол-кукушка
Slovak: kochlác kukucí
Swedish: Afrikansk gökfalk
Swahili: Kipanga-kekeo
Chinese: 非洲鹃隼
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