French: Autour à ventre blanc German: Weißbauchhabicht Spanish: Gavilán de Nueva Caledonia
Other common names:
New Caledonia Sparrowhawk,
New Caledonia Goshawk
P. L. Sclater
Nu Island, off New Caledonia
32–40 cm; male 152–218 g, larger female 227–281 g; wingspan 58–74 cm. Medium-sized Accipiter. Boldly pied adult unmistakable within range;... read more
Fast, high-pitched “tseee-tseee-tseee” described.
Tropical rainforest and forest edge in lowlands and hills, from sea-level up to 1300 m, although... read more
Food and feeding
Poorly known. Mostly lizards, geckos, insects (grasshoppers, beetles) and small mammals (e.g. Rattus exulans). Said to take birds... read more
Display observed in Sept, and season probably lasts until Dec; nest-building and incubation at two sites in Oct; 3 eggs collected in Oct,... read more
Unknown; no records outside normal range, although juveniles presumably dispersive to some extent. read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. CITES II. Restricted to a single small island, where thought to be undergoing moderate decline. Fairly common... read more
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