French: Autour bleu et gris German: Rabaulhabicht Spanish: Gavilán de Nueva Bretaña
Other common names: Slaty-mantled Goshawk, Slaty-mantled Sparrowhawk, Slaty-backed Sparrowhawk
Rothschild and E. J. O. Hartert, 1926,
Talasea, New Britain.
Umboi and New Britain, in S Bismarck Archipelago.
28–38 cm, female larger than male; male 205–222 g; wingspan 55–65 cm. Medium-sized Accipiter with short, rounded wings, short tail, large bill and... read more
Immature in New Britain gave high-pitched "kee...kee...". An excited pinched "keek-... read more
Forest, forest edge and partly cleared areas of lowlands and hills; from sea-level (more usually... read more
Food and feeding
Lizard 15 cm long in stomach of one specimen; one seen on ground. Morphology suggests that it preys on reptiles and insects. No further... read more
No information available. Incidental observations suggest possible breeding on New Ireland around Apr, but species not confirmed as present... read more
Unknown; no records outside normal range, but juveniles probably wander to some extent.
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. CITES II. Poorly known; rare. Population believed to be small and declining. Confined to New Britain and Umboi; unconfirmed reports from New Ireland probably... read more
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