French: Autour à manteau noir German: Schwarzmantelhabicht Spanish: Gavilán rufinegro
Arfak Mountains, New Guinea
Subspecies and Distribution
A. m. melanochlamys
(Salvadori, 1876) – Doberai Peninsula (NW New Guinea).
A. m. schistacinus
(Rothschild & E. J. O. Hartert, 1913) – montane C & E New Guinea.
32–43 cm; male 172–256 g (n = 4), female 294 g (n = 1); wingspan 65–80 cm. Medium-sized Accipiter. Adult unmistakable, with... read more
Calls described as loud, high-pitched "kya...kya...kya" and rapid series of "di di di" notes rising... read more
Montane rain forest, cloud forest, forest edge, secondary growth and adjacent native gardens, from... read more
Food and feeding
Mostly birds, including Papuan Mountain-pigeon (Gymnophaps albertisii); also small mammals, frogs and insects. Flies through... read more
Nests (presumably typical of genus) built in tall trees, including Pandanus, within forest; a male was in breeding condition in... read more
Unknown; no records outside normal range.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Widespread in all montane areas of mainland New Guinea but lives in remote, rugged and densely forested areas and is seldom... read more
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