Dark Chanting Goshawk.. another bird of prey…

The Dark Chanting Goshawk (Melierax metabates)

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.

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.




























32 thoughts on “Dark Chanting Goshawk.. another bird of prey…

    • Most of the time lucky enough to get up close like these at a rehab center, But I’ve been known to climb trees, mountains etc to get as close as possible (much to my wife’s disgust)

  1. Incredible photography once again!! I can’t believe how much expression this hawk projects from his face alone…not to mention his expansive stance with wings open and ready… Amazing buldogsturf!!

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