Dark chanting goshawk
|Dark chanting goshawk|
|Adult at Kapama Game Reserve, South Africa|
It is a resident species of tropical and subtropical savannah. It builds a stick nest in a tree and lays one or two eggs. It eats a variety of vertebrate prey and large insects.
The dark chanting goshawk is a large, long-tailed, broad-winged hawk, with a 105 cm wingspan. It is slate-grey above and white with fine barring below. The tail is black and white. In flight, the wings are grey with black tips. The flight is stiff and mechanical.
This species derives its name from the breeding season song, which consists of chanted flutes and whistles.
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- Dark Chanting Goshawk - Species text in The Atlas of Southern African Birds