Pied Goshawk Accipiter albogularis

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A highly variable goshawk with pale, intermediate, and dark morphs. Pale morph is gray on the wings, back, and head, with a rufous collar and white underparts. Dark morph is entirely black with a pale eye. Intermediate morph is black on top and white below. Prefers forested habitats but appears adaptable, and is not uncommon around human settlements. Similar to the rarer Imitator Sparrowhawk, but larger and paler, with a pale eye. Pale morph resembles New Britain Sparrowhawk, but is larger, with a paler throat and a longer tail. Much smaller and slimmer than Meyer’s Goshawk. Often gives a crying “ki-ki-ki” during breeding season, but otherwise mostly silent.

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