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

Black Goshawk Accipiter melanoleucus

Described by: Smith, A. (1830)
Alternate common name(s): Black Sparrowhawk, Great Goshawk, Great Sparrowhawk, Black-mantled Goshawk, Black-and-white Goshawk, Black Sparrow Hawk, Great Sparrow Hawk
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Uganda - Jan, 2006 © Tom Tarrant 
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W. Africa to South Africa; Ethiopia;
Two populations;
(1) Cape Verde Is. and from Senegambia, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Nigeria, s. Cameroon (Yaounde), Equitorial Guinea, Gabon, Congo, Central African Republic, n. and ne. Zaire, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Kenya (coast, w. and c. highlands), Tanzania (including Pemba Is. and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Angola, n. Namibia and South Africa (Cape Province).
(2) Se. Sudan, n. and w. Ethiopia.


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


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