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Dark Chanting-Goshawk

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Alternate name
Melierax metabates Scientific name
Accipitriformes Order
Acciptridae Family
43-56 cm [Wingspan 92-109 cm] Length
Dry savanna, shrubland & grassland, up to 3,000 m. Range {allow link] Habitat
Altitude
Range
1-2 eggs incubation, 30 - 33 days, fledging in 5 days. Clutch
Small mammals, reptiles, birds & insects. Food  
Follows Honey Badgers to snatch  prey that they disturb. Habits
3397 - TSN: 175520 - Sub-species World Number
Least Concern Status

By David Cook Wildlife Photography December 12, 2010

© all rights reserved Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda.

Slideshow courtesy The Friends Of Worldbirds © all rights reserved

If you have sound recording of the Acciptridae please send it to xeno-canto. 

Video by Planet Of Birds © all rights reserved

IBC Josep del Hoyo

view photos Photo by steph2003  © all rights reserved

Afrikaans: Donkersingvalk
Czech: Jestráb volavı, jestřáb volavı
Danish: Mørk Sanghøg, Sanghøg
German: Graubürzel Singhabicht, Graubürzelsinghabicht, Graubürzel-Singhabicht
English: Chanting Goshawk, Chanting hawk, Dark Chanting Goshawk, Dark chanting hawk, Dark Chanting-Goshawk
Spanish: Azor Lagartijero Oscuro, Azor-lagartijero Oscuro
Estonian: mets-laulukull
Finnish: Afrikanlauluhaukka
French: Autour chanteur, Autour sombre, Autour-chanteur sombre
Hebrew: נץ אפור, נץ מרוקאי
Icelandic: Sönghaukur
Italian: Astore cantante scuro, Astore cantore
Japanese: utaootaka
Japanese: ウタオオタカ
Kwangali: Kakodi
Latin: Melierax metabates
Dutch: Donkere Zanghavik
Norwegian: Mørksanghauk, Sanghauk
Polish: jarzebiak ciemny, jastrzebiak ciemny, jastrzębiak ciemny
Portuguese: Açor-cantor, Açor-cantor-escuro
Russian: Тем ный певчий ястреб, Темный Певчий Ястреб, Тёмный певчий ястреб, Ястреб певчий
Slovak: jastrabec pláštikovı
Slovenian: golobičar
Swedish: Mörk sånghök
Swahili: Kizu Domo-jekundu
Turkish: ötücü çakır, ötücüçakır
Chinese: 暗色歌鹰

Range- Angola. Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Rep. of Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Israel, te d'Ivoire, Kenya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia & Zimbabwe.

Sub-species
Melierax metabates ignoscens
Melierax metabates mechowi
Melierax metabates metabates
Melierax metabates naumanni
Melierax metabates theresae
 

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