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Dark Chanting Goshawk

Melierax metabates

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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.

1 Species ID Suggestions

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


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2 Comments

Ietermagog
Ietermagog 9 years ago

You take great pics!

July Llanes
July Llanes 9 years ago

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

July Llanes
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Mara, Tanzania

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

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