Dark Chanting Goshawk
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The dark chanting goshawk is medium-sized and grey with fine barring on the belly, red cere and legs and brown eyes. The juveniles and immatures have a grey and white barred rump which separates them from the otherwise similar immature pale chanting goshawk and yellow eyes. These birds were photographed in the Serengeti NP, Ndutu, Yaida Valley, Lake Eyasi and Selous. The right upper immature is courtesy of Paul Oliver; the left 3rd row, Steve Kraus; right 3rd row, Roger Zimmerman; left 4th row, Chris Schmeling; the left flight photo, Siegfried Woldhek; and the right flight photo, Marie-France Grenouillet. Click the photo above to see 30 enlargements that include a nest, chicks, immatures, and flight photos.
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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-22 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
All other images are the property of the indicated photographers:
Roger Zimmerman, Fain Zimmerman, Tom Nicholls, Steve Kraus, Stephane Gerard
Tony Evans, Bernd Gerlach, Chris Schmeling, Karine Van der Vurst, Siegfried Woldhek
Marie-France Grenouillet, Per Holmen, Paul Oliver

Last Update this page: 9-23-22