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Black Goshawk

Accipiter melanoleucus Smith, A 1830

The black sparrowhawk, sometimes known as the black goshawk or great sparrowhawk, is the largest African member of the genus Accipiter. It occurs mainly in forest and non-desert areas south of the Sahara, particularly where there are large trees suitable for nesting; favored habitat includes suburban and human-altered landscapes. It preys predominantly on birds of moderate size, such as pigeons and doves, in suburban areas. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Accipitriformes
Family:
  Accipitridae
Genus:
   Accipiter
Scientific:
  Accipiter melanoleucus


Original description

Citation:
  Smith, A 1830

Reference:
   S. Afr. Quart. J. ser. 1, 1, pt. 3 p.229

Protonym:
  Accipiter melanoleucus

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/15968939


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  819AB8230B1E2165

Avibase ID:
  avibase-819AB823

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
Catalan:
Astor blanc i negre
Czech:
jestřáb černohřbetý
Danish:
Afrikansk Skovhøg
German:
Dominohabicht
Spanish:
Azor Blanquinegro
Spanish (Spain):
Azor Blanquinegro
Finnish:
mustakanahaukka
French:
Autour noir
Croatian:
crno-bijeli jastreb
Hungarian:
szerecsenhéja
Italian:
Astore nero
Japanese (romaji):
oohaitaka
Japanese:
オオハイタカ
Lithuanian:
Keršasis paukštvanagis
Dutch:
Zwarte Havik
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Nonnehauk
Norwegian:
Nonnehauk
Polish:
jastrząb czarno-biały
Portuguese:
Açor-preto
Russian:
Чёрно-белый ястреб
Slovak:
jastrab čierno-biely
Serbian:
Crni jastreb
Swedish:
svart duvhök
Ukrainian:
Яструб чорний
Chinese:
黑鹰
Chinese (Traditional):
黑白雀鷹


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)
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]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Black Goshawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
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]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
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, version 2021:
Black Goshawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2022:
Black Goshawk ( 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:
Black Goshawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Black Goshawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Black Goshawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Black Goshawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Black Goshawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
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]
eBird version 2021:
Black Goshawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
eBird version 2022:
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 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 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:
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
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:
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
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]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.2:
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Accipiter melanoleucus [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Accipiter melanoleucus [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (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, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Black Goshawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Black Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter melanoleucus) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Black Sparrowhawk ( 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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Afrikaans: Swartsperwer
Belarusian: Чорна-белы шуляк
Bulgarian: Тъмен ястреб
Breton: Sparfell du
Catalan: Astor blanc i negre, Astor negre
Czech: jestřáb černohřbetý, Jestráb cervenohrbetý, jestřáb červenohřbetý
Welsh: Gwyddwalch du
Danish: Afrikansk Skovhøg, Sorthvid Duehøg
German: Dominohabicht, Mohrenhabicht, Trauerhabicht
Greek: Μαυρoσάϊvo
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, HBW: Black Sparrowhawk
English (IOC): Black Sparrowhawk
English (Kenya): Great Sparrowhawk
English (United States): Black Goshawk
English (South Africa): Black Sparrowhawk
Esperanto: Blankanigra akcipitro, Nigra akcipitro
Spanish: Azor Blanco y Negro, Azor Blanquinegro
Spanish (Spain): Azor Blanquinegro
Spanish (HBW): Black Goshawk
Estonian: Kilt-kanakull, pugal-kanakull
Basque: Aztore beltz
Finnish: Mustakanahaukka
French: Autour noir, Épervier pie
Frisian: Swarte hauk
Irish: Seabhac dubh
Galician: Azor preto
Croatian: crno-bijeli jastreb
Hungarian: Szerecsen héja, szerecsenhéja
Italian: Astore bianco e nero, Astore nero, Sparviero bianco e nero
Japanese (romaji): oohaitaka
Japanese: オオハイタカ
Kwangali: Kakodi Gomusovangani
Scientific: Accipiter melanoleucus, Accipiter melanoleucus melanoleucus, Accipiter melanoleueus, Astur melanoleucus
Lithuanian: Keršasis paukštvanagis, Keršasis pauštvanagis, Tamsusis vištvanagis
Latvian: Daglais vanags
Dutch: Zwarte Havik
Norwegian Nynorsk: Nonnehauk
Norwegian: Nonnehauk
Polish: jastrzab czarno-bialy, Jastrząb czarnobiały, jastrząb czarno-biały
Portuguese: Açor-preto
Portuguese (Portugal): açor-preto
Rhaeto-Romance: Sprer nair
Romanian: Uliu negru
Russian: Черно-Белый Ястреб, Чёрно-белый ястреб
Slovak: jastrab cierno-biely, jastrab čierno-biely
Slovenian: Sajasti kragulj
Shona: Rukodzi
Serbian: Crni jastreb, Crno-beli jastreb
Swedish: Större sparvhök, svart duvhök
Swahili: Kipanga Mweusi
Turkish: Kara atmaca
Tatar: каралы-аклы карчыга
Ukrainian: Яструб чорний
Chinese: 黑鹰
Chinese (Traditional): 黑白雀鷹

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