Dark Chanting Goshawk
(163) 45 cm; 682 g
F > M. Differs from slightly larger Southern Pale Chanting Goshawk
by darker grey plumage, lack of pale wing panel (perched) and, in
flight, dark grey (not white) secondaries and barred rump.
Considerably larger than Gabar Goshawk (which has a white rump).
Brown plumage similar to Southern Pale Chanting Goshawk, but head
less streaked, gorget more distinct, uppertail coverts barred brown
and with orange legs.
common resident, and generally sedentary. Found singly or in pairs.
tall well developed broad-leaved woodland.
mammals, birds up to size of young guineafowl, francolin and
hornbills, also snakes, lizards and insects.
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Stick nest often festooned with spider web.