Grey-headed Goshawks

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The Grey-headed Goshawk, Accipiter poliocephalus, is a lightly built, medium-sized bird of prey in the family Accipitridae.


Identification

The upperparts are grey, paler on the head and neck; the wings are dark; the underparts are mainly white; the cere and legs are red-orange. The body is 30-38 cm long; females are larger than males.


Range

The Grey Goshawk is endemic to New Guinea and adjacent islands. It has been recorded from Saibai Island, Queensland, Australian territory in north-western Torres Strait.


Habitat

It lives in forests, forest edges and secondary growth.


Food

It eats small reptiles and insects.


Nesting

This species nests in tall trees on a platform of sticks and leaves.


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