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Information for Pacific baza - Aviceda subcristata

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Pacific baza
Aviceda subcristata

Also known as the Crested hawk, this is a small long-tailed hawk with a distinctive crest on its head.

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Pacific baza - Aviceda subcristata - Photo by Alex Pawlow

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It can be seen hunting for small insects, frogs and lizards from the tree tops. It will also eat fruit.

It builds a flat nest high in the trees in woodland areas, living mainly in tropical or sub-tropical areas of eastern Australia (as far south as Sydney), New Guinea and Solomon Islands.