African Harrier-Hawk

Polyboroides typus - Gymnogène d'Afrique

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Accipitriformes

  • Family
    :

    Accipitridés

  • Genus
    :

    Polyboroides

  • Species
    :

    typus

Descriptor

Smith, A, 1829

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 65 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 118 à 152 cm.
  • Weight
    : 635 à 950 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

African Harrier-Hawk (Polyboroides typus) is a species of bird in the Accipitridae family.

Subspecific information 2 Subspecies

  • Polyboroides typus typus (Sudan to East Africa south to Angola and South Africa)
  • Polyboroides typus pectoralis (Senegal and Gambia to Gabon and the DRCongo)

Foreign names

  • Gymnogène d'Afrique,
  • Aguilucho-caricalvo Común,
  • Secretário-pequeno,
  • Madagaskarhöhlenweihe,
  • afrikai odúhéja,
  • Kaalkopkiekendief,
  • Gimnogene africano,
  • Afrikansk klätterhök,
  • Klatrehauk,
  • kutraňa dutinárka,
  • jestřábec pochopovitý,
  • Afrikansk Klatrehøg,
  • rosvohaukka,
  • Kaalwangvalk,
  • arpella d'antifaç africana,
  • owadożer palmowy,
  • Африканский лунёвый ястреб,
  • チュウヒダカ,
  • 非洲鬣鹰,
  • 獵鷹,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Forest : Temperate, Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland ; Savanna : Dry ; Shrubland : Subtropical/Tropical Dry ; Wetlands (inland) : Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls) ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Arable Land, Plantations, Urban Areas, Subtropical/Tropical Heavily Degraded Former Forest

Geographic range

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