Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Hawks, Eagles and Kites :: Dark Chanting-Goshawk

Dark Chanting-Goshawk Melierax metabates

Described by: Heuglin (1861)
Alternate common name(s): Dark Chanting Goshawk, Chanting Goshawk
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


The Gambia - Dec, 2002 © Ben van den Broek  Kenya - Jul, 2000 © W. S. Clark  Masai Mara, Kenya - Feb, 2001 © Jim Wilson 
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Morocco; Across nc. Africa through ec. to sc. Africa; Sw. Arabia;
One main population and two small isolated populations;
(1) Sw. Morocco.
(2) S. Mali, Burkina Faso, s. Niger, n. Nigeria, Chad and c. Sudan.
(3) Sw. Mauritania, Senegambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, s. Sudan, w. and c. Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti and s. in ne. Zaire, Uganda, nw. Kenya from Lokichokio s. to Konegalei, Kerio Valley, Lake Abringo and Lake Bogoria and n. Tanzania.
(4) Sw. Arabian Peninsula (Yemen).
(5) Kenya and s. Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Angola, n. Namibia, n. and e. Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and ex. ne. South Africa (e. Transvaal and n. Natal).


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


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