French: Autour pie German: Elsterhabicht Spanish: Gavilán pío
G. R. Gray
San Cristobal, Solomon Islands
Subspecies and Distribution
A. a. eichhorni
E. J. O. Hartert, 1926 – Feni Is (E of SE New Ireland, in E Bismarcks).
A. a. woodfordi
(Sharpe, 1888) – Solomon Is from Bougainville S to Guadalcanal and Malaita.
A. a. gilvus
Mayr, 1945 – New Georgia Is (C Solomons).
A. a. albogularis
G. R. Gray, 1870 – San Cristobal, Uki, Santa Ana (SE Solomons).
A. a. sharpei
(Oustalet, 1875) – Santa Cruz Is.
33–43 cm ; male 170–250 g, larger female 365–440 g; wingspan 60–80 cm . Medium-sized Accipiter, with relatively long wings, heavy bill and... read more
Not well known and considered to be probably silent outside breeding season, when gives musical... read more
Tropical rain forest, forest edge, secondary growth, clearings, native gardens and edge of towns;... read more
Food and feeding
Poorly known: small birds (including starlings Aplonis) and nestlings, rarely up to size of domestic chicken, but also species... read more
Roller-coasting aerial sky-dance displays noted from pairs, as well as steep vertical dives and high circling; perhaps also slow flapping... read more
No information available, but species presumably sedentary as inferred from racial variation... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Appears to be common, at any rate in parts of range, but biology and population trends virtually unknown. Habitat subject... read more
Only subscribers are able to see the bibliography. Login or Subscribe to get access to a lot of extra features!