Doria's goshawk

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Doria's Goshawk
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Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Falconiformes
(or Accipitriformes, q.v.)
Family: Accipitridae
Genus: Megatriorchis
Salvadori & D'Albertis, 1875
Species: M. doriae
Binomial name
Megatriorchis doriae
Salvadori & D'Albertis, 1875

Doria's Goshawk, Megatriorchis doriae, is a raptor, the only member of the genus Megatriorchis.


At up to 69 cm long, it is among the biggest hawks in the broad sense. It is greyish-brown with a black-barred crown and upperparts, whitish underparts, a black streak behind the eye, dark brown irises, a blackish bill and greenish-yellow legs. The sexes are similar. The female is slightly larger than the male.

Doria's Goshawk is endemic to lowland rainforests of New Guinea and Batanta Island off Western New Guinea. The diet consists mainly of birds, including the Lesser Bird of Paradise, and other small animals.


Due to ongoing habitat loss, Doria's Goshawk is evaluated as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. It is listed on Appendix II of CITES.


In the genus name, "Mega-" is from the Greek word for "big". "Triorchis" was Greek for a kind of hawk thought to have three testicles—see Eutriorchis for details. The species name commemorates the Italian naturalist Giacomo Doria.


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