Meyer's goshawk

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Meyer's goshawk
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John Gerrard Keulemans (1870)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Accipitriformes
Family: Accipitridae
Genus: Accipiter
Species: A. meyerianus
Binomial name
Accipiter meyerianus
(Sharpe, 1878)

Meyer's goshawk (Accipiter meyerianus) is a species of bird of prey in the family Accipitridae. It is found in the Moluccas, New Guinea, the Bismarck Archipelago and the Solomon Islands. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest.

The common name commemorates Adolf Bernard Meyer (1840-1911), a German anthropologist and orinthologist who collected in the Dutch East Indies.[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Accipiter meyerianus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael (2003). Whose Bird? Men and Women Commemorated in the Common Names of Birds. London: Christopher Helm. p. 234.