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Henst's Goshawk

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Photo © by Ben RackstrawRanomafana N.P., Madagascar, November 2006
Photo © by Ben Rackstraw
Ranomafana N.P., Madagascar, November 2006
Accipiter henstii


[edit] Identification

52–62 cm (20½-24½ in)

  • Brownish-grey upperparts
  • Greyish underparts with fine barring

[edit] Distribution


[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

[edit] Habitat

In the east, they utilise mostly primary forest; however they seem to use dry forests in the west, mainly below 1000 m.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

It hunts below the canopy for birds and small mammals. Main prey items are large forest birds, sometimes poultry and small mammals such as rats and civet.

[edit] Breeding

They construct a large nest of about 100 cm dia.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved July 2018)
  3. iucnredlist.

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