Hawks and Eagles (Accipitridae)

Dark Chanting-goshawk (Melierax metabates) - HBW 2, p. 143

French: Autour sombre German: Graubürzel Singhabicht Spanish: Azor lagartijero Oscuro
Other common names: Chanting Goshawk

Taxonomy: Melierax metabates Heuglin, 1861, White Nile between lat. 6° N and 7° N, Sudan.
Probably forms superspecies with M. canorus and M. poliopterus. Five subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • theresae Meinertzhagen, 1939 - SW Morocco.
  • neumanni Hartert, 1914 - Mali E to N Sudan.
  • ignoscens Friedmann, 1928 - SW Arabian Peninsula.

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  • theresae Meinertzhagen, 1939 - SW Morocco.
  • neumanni Hartert, 1914 - Mali E to N Sudan.
  • ignoscens Friedmann, 1928 - SW Arabian Peninsula.
  • metabates Heuglin, 1861 - Senegambia E to Ethiopia and S to NE Zaire and N Tanzania.
  • mechowi Cabanis, 1882 - Angola E to S Tanzania and S to N Namibia and NE South Africa.
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