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Grey headed goshawk

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Kingdom  Animalia
Genus  Accipiter
Phylum  Chordata
Rank  Species
Family  Accipitridae
Scientific name  Accipiter poliocephalus
Higher classification  Accipiter
Order  Accipitriformes
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Similar  Black‑mantled goshawk, Meyer's goshawk, Vinous‑breasted sparrowhawk, Spot‑tailed sparrowhawk, Rufous‑necked sparrowhawk

Grey headed goshawk


The grey-headed goshawk (Accipiter poliocephalus) is a lightly built, medium-sized bird of prey in the family Accipitridae.

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Identification

The upperparts are grey, paler on the head and neck; the wings are dark; the underparts are mainly white; the cere and legs are red-orange. The body is 30–38 cm long; females are larger than males.

Range

The grey-headed goshawk is endemic to New Guinea and adjacent islands. It has been recorded from Saibai Island, Queensland, an Australian territory in the north-western Torres Strait.

Habitat

It lives in forests, forest edges and secondary growth.

Food

It eats small reptiles and insects.

Nesting

This species nests in tall trees on a platform of sticks and leaves.

References

Grey-headed goshawk Wikipedia


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