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Subspecies sylvestris
Photo by James Eaton
Potawangka, Flores, Indonesia, June 2005
Accipiter hiogaster





  • A. h. sylvestris : Lesser Sundas
  • A. h. polionotus: Banda and Tanimbar islands (eastern Indonesian Archipelago)
  • A. h. albiventris: Tayandu and Kai islands (eastern Indonesian Archipelago)
  • A. h. obiensis: Obi Islands (central Moluccas)
  • A. h. griseogularis: Northern Moluccas (Halmahera, Ternate, Tidore and Bacan)
  • A. h. mortyi: Morotai Islands (northern Moluccas)
  • A. h. hiogaster: South Moluccas
  • A. h. pallidiceps: Buru Island (southern Moluccas)
  • A. h. leucosomus: New Guinea
  • A. h. pallidimas: D'Entrecasteaux Archipelago
  • A. h. manusi: Admiralty Islands
  • A. h. bougainvillei: Bougainville (northern Solomon Islands)
  • A. h. rufoschistaceus : Solomon Islands (Choiseul, Santa Isabel and Florida Group)
  • A. h. rubianae: Central Solomon Islands
  • A. h. pulchellus: Guadalcanal (south-western Solomon Islands)
  • A. h. malaitae: Malaita (south-eastern Solomon Islands)
  • A. h. misulae: Louisiade Archipelago
  • A. h. misoriensis: Biak Island (New Guinea)
  • A. h. dampieri: New Britain (Bismarck Archipelago)
  • A. h. lavongai: Bismarck Archipelago (New Hanover and New Ireland)
  • A. h. lihirensis: Bismarck Archipelago (Lihir and Tanga)
  • A. h. matthiae: Bismarck Archipelago (Mussau)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Grey Goshawk by some authors[2]




  1. Clements, JF. 2008. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2008. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Avibase

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