Hawks and Eagles (Accipitridae)

Gabar Goshawk (Micronisus gabar) - HBW 2, p. 144

French: Autour gabar German: Gabarhabicht Spanish: Gavilán Gabar

Taxonomy: Falco gabar Daudin, 1800, Zwart River, Cape Province, South Africa.
Often included in genus Melierax, but may well be closer to Accipiter. Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • niger (Vieillot, 1823) - Senegambia E to N Ethiopia and SW Arabia, and S to N Cameroon, Chad and Sudan.
  • aequatorius Clancey, 1987 - Ethiopian highlands S to Zaire, Zambia and N Mozambique.
  • gabar (Daudin, 1800) - S Angola, Zambia and Mozambique S to South Africa.

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