Two distinct colour phases: 1) grey above, paler grey below very faintly but regularly barred darker, eyes dark-red. 2) pure-white, eyes yellow or dark-red. In both cere and legs yellow.
Diurnal, Sedentary, established pairs holding the same home range year after year., pairing permanent.
Woodland Forest, temperate, subtropical and tropical rainforests, woodlands, timber along watercourses.
Phases sometimes interbreed, individual young may be of either phase. Our photo shows a white phase goshawk with a freshly killed brolga chick. Photo Barramundi Creek, Kakadu N.P.
August to December, 2 rarely 3; faint bluish-white. Incubation period 35 days, mainly by female, usually only one brood raised per season. Young fledge 5-6 wks.
Kakadu National Park
Carnivore, Small birds; insects; cicadas and beetles; small mammals.
|| Grey Goshawk
|| Accipiter novaehollandiae
|| Least Concern
|| Male 340mm
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