French: Autour blanc German: Grauhabicht Spanish: Azor gris
Other common names:
Variable Goshawk (when lumped with A. sylvestris and A. hiogaster)
Falco novae Hollandiae
J. F. Gmelin
New South Wales, Australia
N & E Australia and Tasmania.
44–55 cm; male 238–470 g, female 530–990 g; wingspan 72–101 cm. Large, powerful accipiter. Two colour morphs: grey and white; grey morph is grey above... read more
Call series of “yewik, yewik, yewik, yewik” or “kuwit, kuwit, kuwit kuwit”... read more
Found in rain forest, open forest with tall trees, forest edge and adjacent open country, riparian... read more
Food and feeding
Mostly birds and small mammals but also snakes, lizards, frogs, arthropods and rarely, carrion. Takes prey up to size of short-beaked... read more
Nests from Sept–Feb in S Australia, May–Dec in N Australia. Solitary breeder. Platform of sticks lined with green leaves, 50... read more
Resident; established pairs sedentary, juveniles dispersive.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. No hard data on numbers or population trends, but global population thought to be fewer than 10,000 individuals. Uncommon... read more
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