Gabar Goshawk (Micronisus gabar) - HBW 2, p. 144
French: Autour gabar
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.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 14 videos
looking around Locality Marakissa, Western Division, The Gambia (ssp niger)
Daniêl Jimenez 3 January 2012 3 years ago 33 sec 4.4
A juvenile after catching a Yellow-breasted Barbet, and finally losing it. Locality Awash National Park, Ethiopia (ssp niger)
Josep del Hoyo 28 November 2005 9 years ago 45 sec 4.4
A juvenile drinking and bathing on a hole in a dry river bed, finally being flushed by a donkey. Locality Negele Boran, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (ssp niger)
Josep del Hoyo 11 December 2005 8 years ago 40 sec 4.3
An adult in an acacia tree and flying away. Locality Negele Boran, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (ssp niger)
Josep del Hoyo 11 December 2005 8 years ago 20 sec 4.2
A bird of the grey morph and another of the black melanistic morph drinking together at one of the water holes in Waza Locality Waza National Park, Far North Province, Cameroon (ssp niger)
Ian Fulton 15 March 2006 8 years ago 10 sec 4.1
An adult perched on a bush Locality Etosha National Park, Namibia (ssp gabar)
Max Roth 31 October 2000 9 years ago 21 sec 3.9
PhotosSee all 21 photos
a juvenile in a group of five chasing red billed quelea
Locality Kgalagadi District, Botswana
Marco Valentini 13 August 2010 3 years ago 4.4
An immature taking flight.
Locality Awash National Park, Ethiopia
Stefan Helming 20 September 2009 5 years ago 4.4
Locality Etosha National Park, Namibia (ssp gabar)
Marco Valentini 16 August 2013 1 year ago 4.2
An adult, standing at a water point.
Locality Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (Kalahari Gemsbok NP), Northern Cape Province, South Africa (ssp gabar)
Carmelo López 3 December 2010 4 years ago 4.1
A drak morph bird in flight
Locality Waza National Park, Far North Province, Cameroon (ssp niger)
Lars Petersson 9 March 2012 1 year ago 4
Very easily to be spotted during the rainy season in most parts of South kurdufan,and South western parts of the same region. Th
Locality South Kurdufan State, Sudan (ssp niger)
Abubakr Mohammad 24 August 2011 2 years ago 4
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