- Accipiter henicogrammus
37-48 cm. A medium-sized to largish Accipiter with a rather heavy bill.
- Dark slate upperparts
- Rufous underparts
- Inconspicuous dark tailbands
- Yellow bare parts
Juveniles are strongly barred with a white-streaked head, white bars over back and wing-coverts and greener and paler bare parts.
Can be confused with Rufous-necked Sparrowhawk which is smaller, shorter-tailed, has a rufous collar and a whiter throat and a greyish belly. The local subspecies of Variable Goshawk is paler above, can have a rufous collar and is paler below with less white barring.
Moist lowland forests and moist montanes. Occurs from sea level up to 1300 m.
Feeds on reptiles, small birds, small mammals and insects. Sits for a long time inconspicuous on a perch and surprises its prey with a quick dash.
Nest with youngs observed in mid October on Halmahera. No other information available.
Presumably a sedentary species.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2014. IOC World Bird Names (version 4.4). Available at http://www.worldbirdnames.org/.
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2014)
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Moluccan Goshawk. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 25 June 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Moluccan_Goshawk