African Goshawk Accipiter tachiro
African Goshawk, Atewa Forest, Ghana, June 2011 - click for larger image

May 2011

The African Goshawk is distributed throughout most of Africa south of the Sahara. It is found in forest and dense woodland.

There are about 9 recognised sub-species with some significant variation in plumage.

In Ghana, the sub-species is A. t. macroscelides which is dark above with a greyish throat and underparts mixed barred and plain rufous.

One call is a sharp "whit" at regular 2-3 second intervals.

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