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Black Goshawk

Accipiter melanoleucus Smith, A, 1830

The Black Sparrowhawk (Accipiter melanoleucus), sometimes known as the Black Goshawk or Great Sparrowhawk, is the largest African member of the genus Accipiter. It occurs mainly in forests and non-desert areas south of the Sahara, particularly where there are large trees suitable for nesting; favoured habitat includes suburban and human-altered landscapes. It preys primarily on birds of moderate size, such as pigeons and doves in suburban areas. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Accipitriformes
Family:
  Accipitridae
Genus:
  Accipiter

Scientific:
  Accipiter melanoleucus

Citation:
  Smith, A, 1830

Reference:
  S.Afr.Q.J.(1) p.229,230

Protonym:
  Accipiter melanoleueus

Avibase ID:
  819AB8230B1E2165

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/819AB823

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 175330

Geographic range:

  • Accipiter melanoleucus melanoleucus: E Sudan and nw Ethiopia; Kenya to Angola and South Africa
  • Accipiter melanoleucus temminckii: Senegambia to Gabon, Congo and Central African Republic
English:
Black Goshawk
Czech:
jestřáb černohřbetý
German:
Mohrenhabicht
Danish:
Afrikansk Skovhøg
Spanish:
Azor Blanquinegro
Finnish:
mustakanahaukka
French:
Autour noir
Italian:
Astore nero
Japanese:
oohaitaka
Japanese:
オオハイタカ
Dutch:
Zwarte Havik
Norwegian:
Nonnehauk
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Nonnehauk
Polish:
jastrzab czarno-bialy
Portuguese:
Açor-preto
Russian:
Чёрно-белый ястреб
Slovak:
jastrab čierno-biely
Swedish:
svart duvhök
Ukrainian:
Яструб чорний
Chinese:
黑鹰


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Black Goshawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Black Goshawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Black Goshawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Black Goshawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Black Goshawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Black Goshawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Black Goshawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Black Goshawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Black Goshawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Black Goshawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Black Goshawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Black Goshawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Black Goshawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Black Goshawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Black Goshawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Black Goshawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Autour noir ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Autour noir ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Great Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Black Sparrow Hawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Black Goshawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Black Goshawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Black Goshawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Black Goshawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Black Goshawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Black Goshawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Black Goshawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Black Goshawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Black Goshawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Black Goshawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Black Goshawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Black Goshawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Black Goshawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Black Goshawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Black Goshawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Black Goshawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Black Goshawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Black Goshawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Black Goshawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Black Goshawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Black Goshawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Black Goshawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Black Goshawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Black Goshawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2015:
Black Goshawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
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eBird version 2017:
Black Goshawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Black Goshawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Black Goshawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Great Sparrow Hawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Great Sparrow Hawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
Accipiter melanoleucus [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
Accipiter melanoleucus [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Accipiter melanoleucus [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Black Goshawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Black Goshawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Black Goshawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Accipiter melanoleucus [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Accipiter melanoleucus [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms


Afrikaans: Swartsperwer
Catalan: Astor blanc i negre
Czech: jestřáb černohřbetý, Jestráb cervenohrbetý, jestřáb červenohřbetý
Danish: Afrikansk Skovhøg, Sorthvid Duehøg
German: Mohrenhabicht, Trauerhabicht
English: Black Goshawk, Black Sparrow Hawk, Black Sparrowhawk, Black-and-white Goshawk, Black-and-white Sparrowhawk, Black-mantled Goshawk, Great Goshawk, Great Sparrow Hawk, Great Sparrowhawk, Pied Goshawk
English (IOC): Black Sparrowhawk
English (Kenya): Great Sparrowhawk
English (South Africa): Black Sparrowhawk
Spanish: Azor Blanco y Negro, Azor Blanquinegro
Spanish (Spain): Azor Blanquinegro
Spanish (HBW): Black Goshawk
Estonian: pugal-kanakull
Finnish: Mustakanahaukka
French: Autour noir, Épervier pie
Hungarian: szerecsenhéja
Italian: Astore nero, Sparviero bianco e nero
Japanese: oohaitaka
Japanese: オオハイタカ
Kwangali: Kakodi Gomusovangani
Scientific: Accipiter melanoleucus, Accipiter melanoleucus melanoleucus, Accipiter melanoleueus
Lithuanian: Keršasis paukštvanagis, Tamsusis vištvanagis
Dutch: Zwarte Havik
Norwegian Nynorsk: Nonnehauk
Norwegian: Nonnehauk
Polish: jastrzab czarno-bialy, jastrząb czarno-biały
Portuguese: Açor-preto
Russian: Черно-Белый Ястреб, Чёрно-белый ястреб
Slovak: jastrab cierno-biely, jastrab čierno-biely
Shona: Rukodzi
Serbian: Crni jastreb
Swedish: Större sparvhök, svart duvhök
Swahili: Kipanga Mweusi
Ukrainian: Яструб чорний
Chinese: 黑鹰
Chinese (Traditional): 黑白雀鷹

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