Genus Melierax

Pale Chanting-Goshawk - This species is 56–65 cm long. The adult has grey upperparts with a white rump. The central tail feathers are black tipped with white, and the outer feathers are barred grey and white. The head and upper breast are pale grey; the rest of the underparts are finely barred in dark grey and white. Its eyes are red, the bill is mostly red, and it has long red legs. It is paler than the grey-rumped Dark Chanting Goshawk, Melierax metabates.

Gabar Goshawk - This species is sometimes placed in the monotypic genus Micronisus.


Dark Chanting Goshawk - This hawk breeds in sub-Saharan Africa, but avoids the rain forests of the Congo basin. There is a small and declining isolated population in Morocco, and it also occurs in Saudi Arabia and Yemen.


Eastern Chanting-Goshawk - It occurs in semidesert, dry bush, and wooded grassland below 2000 in southern Ethiopia, Djibouti, western Somalia, eastern Kenya, northeastern Tanzania, and adjacent Uganda.

Order : Falconiformes
Family : Accipitridae
Genus : Melierax