French: Autour imitateur German: Trughabicht Spanish: Gavilán imitador
Other common names: Imitator Sparrowhawk
Accipiter eichhorni imitator
E. J. O. Hartert, 1926,
Choiseul, Solomon Islands.
N & C Solomon Is (Bougainville, Choiseul and Santa Isabel).
28–33 cm; male 208 g, female 200–291 g; wingspan 53–63 cm. Medium-sized Accipiter. Pied adult in black-breasted plumage readily distinguished from... read more
Only vocalization reported as being from this species is a loud, high-pitched raspy "reo... read more
Tropical rainforest and tall secondary forest, from lowlands possibly to 1000 m. Inhabits dense... read more
Food and feeding
Almost unknown; one individual perched in understorey of forest, and species has been seen to prey on Chestnut-bellied Monarch (... read more
A male with enlarged gonads in Jun/Jul and a female in breeding condition in early Oct. No other information available.
Unknown; no records outside normal range.
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. CITES II. Poorly known, and extremely few observations. Appears to be rare, this possibly due to its unobtrusiveness in forest interior and a relative lack of... read more
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