Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Hawks, Eagles and Kites :: Variable Goshawk

Variable Goshawk Accipiter hiogaster

Described by: Müller, S. (1841)
Alternate common name(s): Varied Goshawk, Rufous-breasted Goshawk, Vinous-chested Goshawk, Gray-throated Goshawk, Grey-throated Goshawk, White Goshawk
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


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Lesser Sundas, Moluccas, New Guinea, Bismarck Archipelago, Solomon Is.
Fragmented distribution;
(1) Lesser Sundas: Sumbawa, Flores, Pantar and Alor Is.
(2) Babar, Damar, Timorlaut (Tanimbar) and Banda Is.
(3) Morotai Is.
(4) N. Moluccas.
(5) Obi Is.
(6) Buru Is.
(7) Seram and Ambon Is.
(8) Tayandu Is. and Kai Is.
(9) New Guinea and adjacent Is. including Aru Is. and w. Papuan Is. (Gebe, Waigeo, Salawati)
(10) Biak Is. and other is. in Geelvink Bay (Numfor and Yapen Is.).
Bismarck Archipelago:
(11) Rook Is.
(12) New Hanover and New Ireland.
(13) Lihir and Tanga Is.
(14) St. Matthias Is.
(15) Admiralty Is.
(16) d'Entrecasteaux Archipelago (Fergusson Is. and Goodenough Is.), Trobriand Is. and Woodlark Is.
(17) Louisiade Archipelago.
Solomon Is.:
(18) Fauro and Bougainville Is.
(19) Choiseul Is., Santa Isabel Is. and Florida Is.
(20) New Georgia, Rendova and Vella Lavella Is.
(21) Guadalcanal.
(22) Malaita Is.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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