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  Grey Goshawk (Accipiter novaehollandiae)





Grey Goshawk | Accipiter novaehollandiae photo
Grey Goshawk (Accipiter novaehollandiae) Dayboro, SE Queensland, Australia

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GREY GOSHAWK FACTS

Description
The Grey Goshawk is a medium sized hawk. There are two colour forms. The grey form has pale grey back and head and pale grey and white barring on underside. Thereis also an all white form known as the White Goshawk. Both forms have reddish eyes and yellow loegs

Other Names
White Goshawk

Size
40cm (male), 55cm (female)

Habitat
forest, woodland, tree-lined river plains and waterways

Food
small mammals, birds and reptiles.

Breeding
lays 2 or 3 white eggs in leaf-lined stick nest situated in tall tree. Grey and white forms interbreed.

Range
found along east coast of Queensland and New South Wales, much of Victoria and Tasmania. It is also found in northern parts of Northern Territory.



Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Falconiformes
Family:Accipitridae
Genus:Accipiter
Species:novaehollandiae
Common Name:Grey Goshawk

Relatives in same Genus
  Collared Sparrowhawk (A. cirrocephalus)
  Brown Goshawk (A. fasciatus)