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Dark Chanting Goshawk

Melierax metabates


The Dark Chanting Goshawk (Melierax metabates) is a bird of prey in the family Accipitridae. The Accipitridae also include many other diurnal raptors such as kites, eagles and harriers. Dark Chanting Goshawk is a large, long-tailed, broad-winged hawk, with a 105 cm wingspan. It is slate-grey above and white with fine barring below. The tail is black and white. In flight, the wings are grey with black tips. The flight is stiff and mechanical.


It is a resident species of tropical and subtropical savannah. It builds a stick nest in a tree and lays one or two eggs. It eats a variety of vertebrate prey and large insects.

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Liam 9 years ago
Dark Chanting Goshawk
Melierax metabates Dark Chanting Goshawk

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Ietermagog 9 years ago

You take great pics!

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July Llanes 9 years ago

Thanks Liam! You know a lot about birds. :)

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Mara, Tanzania

Spotted on Jul 15, 2008
Submitted on Jan 21, 2012

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