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Pale Chanting-Goshawk

Melierax canorus (Thunberg, CP 1799)

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Partial list of sound recordings available from xeno-canto, macaulaylibrary.org & avocet.zoology.msu.edu.
Species name Recordist Date Location Remarks Cat.nr.
Pale Chanting Goshawk - Melierax canorus Franck BRUNELIERE, Grandeur Nature Safaris 01-05-2006 Kgalagadi, South Africa (South Africa) (1000 m) call (A) -   18911
xeno-canto.org
Pale Chanting Goshawk - Melierax canorus Dawie de Swardt 2019-01-18 Luckhof - Fauresmith gravel rd, Luckhof, Free State, Fauresmith (South Africa) (1300 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

455056
xeno-canto.org
Pale Chanting Goshawk - Melierax canorus Lynette Rudman 2016-01-09 Grahamstown, Western District, Eastern Cape, Eastern Cape (South Africa) (500 m) call -

One of a pair was calling from a tree while holding a lizard in its talons. Recorded in the early morning in summer.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

307343
xeno-canto.org
Pale Chanting Goshawk - Melierax canorus Alan Collett 2018-08-09 Graaff-Reinet, Western District, Eastern Cape, Graaff-Reinet (South Africa) (800 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

430009
xeno-canto.org
Pale Chanting Goshawk - Melierax canorus Tony Archer 2020-12-27 JB Marks Local Municipality (near Quest Mine), Southern DC, North West, Klerksdorp (South Africa) (1400 m) call, juvenile, sex uncertain -

Calling from telephone pole alongside road.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

611171
xeno-canto.org
Pale Chanting Goshawk - Melierax canorus Tim Cockcroft 2021-02-10 Near Cradock, Eastern Cape, Cradock (South Africa) (1300 m) call, juvenile -

Juvenile calling rom the top of a tree, with one adult and a sub-adult in the approximate vicinity.

bird-seen:yes

621002
xeno-canto.org
Pale Chanting Goshawk - Melierax canorus Lynette Rudman 2021-03-07 Aberdeen Plain (near Noagashoogte), Western District, Eastern Cape, Uitenhage (South Africa) (480 m) adult, call, sex uncertain -

Bird heard calling in the dawn chorus from some Acacia Karoo trees in late summer.

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

640823
xeno-canto.org
Pale Chanting Goshawk - Melierax canorus Lynette Rudman 2021-02-10 Inxuba Yethemba Local Municipality (near Edenfield), Stormberg District, Eastern Cape, Cradock (South Africa) (1000 m) begging call, juvenile, sex uncertain -

Juvenile Pale Chanting Goshawk calling continuously from the top of a small tree surrounded by open Karoo plains. The parents were not too far away. This is probably the begging call. Here is a link to the Youtube video of this goshawk calling: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hE8ZLDaTsvE

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

640847
xeno-canto.org
Pale Chanting Goshawk - Melierax canorus Alan Collett 2020-01-16 Camdeboo Local Municipality, Western District, Eastern Cape, Graaff-Reinet (South Africa) (650 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

520284
xeno-canto.org
Pale Chanting Goshawk - Melierax canorus Alan Collett 2017-04-17 Graaff-Reinet, Western District, Eastern Cape, Eastern Cape (South Africa) (1200 m) call -

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

365112
xeno-canto.org
Pale Chanting Goshawk - Melierax canorus Tony Archer 2018-01-03 Klerksdorp, Southern DC, North West, Klerksdorp (South Africa) (1400 m) call -

I am not sure of this ID. The bird was far away across a ploughed land (see map). At first I wondered of Cuckoo but finally decided on Raptor. Changed to Southern Pale Chanting Goshawk. was the closest I could get.

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

448546
xeno-canto.org
Pale Chanting-Goshawk - Melierax canorus Daniel Jauvin 2012-02-24 Nxai Pan NP, North-West, Botswana, null   - Autour chanteur, cris. 300860621
macaulaylibrary.org
Pale Chanting-Goshawk - Melierax canorus Richard Gray 2022-12-25 , Free State (South Africa)   -   516410671
macaulaylibrary.org
Pale Chanting-Goshawk - Melierax canorus Paul Coopmans 1994-12-02 Pofadder Area, South Africa, South Africa (South Africa)   -   72573
macaulaylibrary.org
Pale Chanting Goshawk - Melierax canorus Raphaël Nussbaumer 2018-12-16 Brandvlei area, Northern Cape, Calvinia (South Africa) (900 m) flight call - [sono] 459455
xeno-canto.org
Pale Chanting-Goshawk - Melierax canorus Raphaël Nussbaumer 2018-12-16 Brandvlei--R357, Northern Cape, South Africa, Northern Cape (South Africa)   -   143992291
macaulaylibrary.org
Pale Chanting Goshawk - Melierax canorus Sander Bot 2013-01-19 Benfontijn Gamereserve, Lejweleputswa, Free State, Free State (South Africa) (1200 m) call -

Juvenile bird calling from top of bush.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

126278
xeno-canto.org

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