Black Goshawks or Black Sparrowhawks

Birds of Prey ... The Sport of Falconry

Black Goshawk, A. melanoleucus


The Black Goshawk (Accipiter melanoleucus), also known as the Black Sparrowhawk, is found in forest and woodland throughout a large part of sub-Saharan Africa.



The plumage of the Black Goshawk is mostly black, but with variable amount of white below, ranging from almost entirely white, to black except for a white throat and undertail coverts.

Juveniles are browner and have streaks to the underparts. The cere and legs are yellow.


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