Small raptor (L 35 cm), unmistakable by broad blunt wings and long tail. Female considerably bigger than male. A. n. granti is smaller, darker and more longitudinal spots on breast. Tied to wooded areas, predominantly laurel forests but also pine forests. Feed on birds. Resident.
The subspecies is endemic of Canary Islands and of archipelago of Madeira. The Canary Islands holds the majority of the population (200 pairs) and smaller numbers are present in the archipelago of Madeira (100 pairs). The greatest threats are loss and deterioration of habitat, egg-collecting and illegal hunting at local level.
yellow = summer visitor
green = resident
blue = winter visitor
Population : Canaries : about 200 pairs ; Madère : ?
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