French: Autour à ailes grises German: Weißbürzel-Singhabicht Spanish: Azor lagartijero somalí
Other common names:
Eastern Pale Chanting-goshawk
Umba River, Kenya
SE Ethiopia and Somalia S to NE Uganda and NE Tanzania.
45–55 cm; male 514–581 g, female 673–802 g; wingspan 96–110 cm. Mid-sized Accipiter-like hawk with relatively broad wings, a short graduated... read more
Mainly vocalizes during early breeding season, most typically given (and recognized) is the loud,... read more
Dry thorn woodland and savanna, usually inhabiting drier, more arid country than M. metabates... read more
Food and feeding
Diet apparently very similiar to that of M. metabates. Mainly lizards, also snakes, birds up to size of small francolin or doves,... read more
Laying at end of dry season: Feb–Sept in NE Africa (Ethiopia and Somalia); Feb–Jun and Aug–Jan in NW Kenya, where double... read more
Generally sedentary but may move out of more arid areas during drought, and juveniles probably... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Widespread, conspicuous and often common in suitable habitat. Home range 1·2–2·1 km2 in ideal habitat... read more
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