Aviceda leuphotes   Dumont  (Bird)
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Class: Aves

It is a small sized kite found in the Eastern Himalayas and the Western Ghats. The Black Bazas have short, stout legs and feet with strong talons. A prominent crest is a feature of the Bazas. They are found in dense forest often in small groups. They are also known to spend a lot of time perching on open perches overlooking forest canopy. Like others in the genus Aviceda they have two tooth like indentations on the edge of the upper bill.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Black Baza (English)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA (Record: 2003, 2008)

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Marine Biological Station, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2003) Checklist of marine fauna of Tamil Nadu Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Available at - http://tnenvis.nic.in
  • Dr. Ramesh, R; Dr. Nammalwar, P and Dr. Gowri, VS (2008) Database on coastal information of Tamil Nadu Report Submitted to Environmental Information System (ENVIS) Centre, Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Institute for Ocean Management, Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Available at - http://tnenvis.nic.in/PDF/coastal%20data.pdf
  • Environmental Information System Centre, Karnataka Available at - http://parisaramahiti.kar.nic.in/

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