French: Autour à tête grise German: Aschkopfhabicht Spanish: Gavilán cabecigrís
G. R. Gray
W Papuan Is and Aru Is through New Guinea to D’Entrecasteaux Is (Goodenough, Fergusson, Normanby) and Louisiade Archipelago (Misima, Tagula).
30–38 cm; male 180–283 g, larger female 225–380 g; wingspan 56–65 cm. Medium-sized Accipiter, with slate-grey upperparts (paler on head and... read more
Very poorly known. A series of thin, high-pitched, upslurred whistles lasting 2·5–3... read more
Tropical rainforest (though stated to be rarer in primary forest), gallery forest, secondary growth... read more
Food and feeding
Poorly known. Mostly lizards; also small snakes, insects and other arthropods. Attacks small birds caught in mist nets. Forages by still-... read more
Incubation observed at one nest late Aug/early Sept; egg near hatching collected from another nest in Dec. Solitary. Nest is relatively... read more
Unknown; no records outside normal range.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Fairly common and widespread throughout lowlands and hills of mainland New Guinea, including vicinity of native cultivation... read more
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