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Chinese Goshawk

From Opus

MalePhoto © by kctsangSingapore, November 2007
Photo © by kctsang
Singapore, November 2007

Alternative name: Grey Frog Hawk, Chinese Sparrowhawk

Accipiter soloensis


[edit] Identification


  • Streaked grey upperparts
  • Streaked white underparts
  • Barred thighs
  • Red eyes
FemalePhoto © by Romy OconMount Makiling, Laguna province, Philippines, November 2007
Photo © by Romy Ocon
Mount Makiling, Laguna province, Philippines, November 2007

Female larger

  • Rufous breast and underwing coverts
  • Yellow eyes


  • Grey face
  • Brown upperparts
  • Yellow eyes

[edit] Distribution

East and South-East Asia. Breeds in Korea and in central, eastern and southern China and on Taiwan. Resident on Taiwan and in southern China but a summer visitor to remainder of breeding range.

Occurs on passage throughout eastern and southern China and on the Ryukyu Islands.

Winters south to Burma and Thailand, Indochina, the Philippines and south to the Greater Sundas and the western New Guinea islands.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

[edit] Habitat

Forest and forest edge, open country, mangrove swamps.

[edit] Gallery

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[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

The diet includes frogs and lizards.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from
  2. Birdforum Member observations

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