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Grey-throated Goshawk
Accipiter griseogularis

Status: Data Deficient

Population Trend: Unknown.

Other Names: Gray-throated Goshawk.

Accipiter griseogularis
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Distribution: Australasian. Endemic to the northern MOLUCCAS (Bacan, Halmahera, Morotai, Obi, Soa-Siu, Ternate). more....

Subspecies: 3 races. A. g. griseogularis: Halmahera, Bacan, and adjacent islands; A. g. mortyi: Morotai (north of Halmahera); A. g. obiensis: Obi (south of Halmahera).

Taxonomy: This species was separated by Brown and Amadon (1968) and Ferguson-Lees and Christie (2001), but all three subspecies were considered to be races of Accipiter novaehollandiae by Debus (1994). The spelling "Grey" is used here for the vernacular name to conform to usage within the range of the species.

Movements: Probably sedentary.

Habitat and Habits: Probably a forest species.

Food and Feeding Behavior: No information, but probably a generalist like A. hiogaster, which it replaces in the Moluccas (Ferguson-Lees and Christie 2001).

Breeding: No information.

Conservation: Apparently not uncommon in its total range of about 40,000 km² (Ferguson-Lees and Christie 2001). Not recognized as a separate species by BirdLife International (2008), so it is not categorized.

Important References: 
Coates, B.J., and K.D. Bishop. 1997. A guide to the birds of Wallacea.
  Dove Publications, Alderley, Queensland, Australia.
Debus, S.J.S. 1994. Variable Goshawk. Pp. 149-150 in del Hoyo, J., A.
  Elliott, and J. Sargatal (eds). Handbook of birds of the world. Vol. 2. New
  World vultures to guineafowl. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, Spain.
Ferguson-Lees, J., and D.A. Christie. 2001. Raptors of the world. Houghton
  Mifflin, Boston, MA.
Fischer, W. 1980. [The Northern Goshawk]. Neue-Brehm Bücherei 158:1-188.
  (In German)
Garnett, S. 1992. Threatened and extinct birds of Australia. RAOU Report
  no. 82. Royal Australasian Ornithologists' Union, Melbourne, Australia.
Mayr, E. 1957. Birds collected during the Whitney South Sea Expedition.
  64. Notes on the birds of northern Melanesia. The genus Accipiter. American
  Museum Novitates no. 1823.
Wattel, J. 1973. Geographical differentiation in the genus Accipiter.
  Nuttall Ornithological Club Publication no. 13.

Last modified: 11/3/2009

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