Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global citizen science platform
to discover, share and identify wildlife

Join Project Noah!

Pale Chanting Goshawk

Melierax canorus

Description:

In flight, the adult has black primary flight feathers, very pale grey (white from a distance) secondaries, and grey forewings. The wingspan is about 105 cm. Immatures have brown upperparts, with a white rump and black bars on the tail. From below, the flight feathers and tail are white with black barring, the throat is dark-streaked white, and the rest of the underparts are rufous.

Habitat:

Arid semi desert of Tankwa National Park.

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

2 Comments

Smith Zoo
Smith Zoo 7 years ago

Thanks Debbie!

Debbie Stewart
Debbie Stewart 7 years ago

Lovely photos Smith Zoo

Smith Zoo
Spotted by
Smith Zoo

Witzenberg Local Municipality, Western Cape, South Africa

Spotted on May 10, 2013
Submitted on Jun 8, 2013

Related Spottings

Azor lagartijero (Eastern chanting goshawk) Eastern Chanting Goshawk Dark Chanting Goshawk Pale chanting goshawk

Nearby Spottings

Crooked Swift Spotting Noctuid Moth Toktokkie