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Accipiter novaehollandiae (Grey Goshawk)

Wikipedia Abstract

The grey goshawk (Accipiter novaehollandiae) the white morph of which is known as the white goshawk, is a strongly built, medium-sized bird of prey in the family Accipitridae.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 7.00523
EDGE Score: 2.0801


Adult Weight [1]  1.133 lbs (514 g)
Birth Weight [2]  40.5 grams
Female Weight [4]  1.587 lbs (720 g)
Male Weight [4]  356 grams
Weight Dimorphism [4]  102.2 %
Diet [3]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Carnivore (Vertebrates)
Diet - Ectothermic [3]  30 %
Diet - Endothermic [3]  40 %
Diet - Invertibrates [3]  30 %
Forages - Canopy [3]  20 %
Forages - Mid-High [3]  30 %
Forages - Ground [3]  50 %
Clutch Size [6]  2
Incubation [5]  32 days
Mating System [2]  Monogamy
Snout to Vent Length [1]  20 inches (50 cm)
Wing Span [5]  34 inches (.87 m)


Protected Areas

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
East Melanesian Islands Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu No
Wallacea East Timor, Indonesia No

Prey / Diet

Egretta novaehollandiae (White-faced Heron)[5]
Oryctolagus cuniculus (European Rabbit)[5]
Tachyglossus aculeatus (Short-beaked Echidna)[5]

Prey / Diet Overlap


Parasitized by 
Centrorhynchus asturinus[7]
Porrocaecum circinum <Unverified Name>[8]
Procyrnea mansioni <Unverified Name>[8]
Synhimantus fieldingi <Unverified Name>[8]
Thelazia aquilina <Unverified Name>[8]

External References


Attributes / relations provided by
1Nathan P. Myhrvold, Elita Baldridge, Benjamin Chan, Dhileep Sivam, Daniel L. Freeman, and S. K. Morgan Ernest. 2015. An amniote life-history database to perform comparative analyses with birds, mammals, and reptiles. Ecology 96:3109
2Terje Lislevand, Jordi Figuerola, and Tamás Székely. 2007. Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing. Ecology 88:1605
3Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
4Marchant, S.; Higgins, PJ (eds.) 1993. The handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic birds, Vol. 2., raptors to lapwings. Oxford University Press, Melbourne
5del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
6Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
7Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
8Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2019). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2020-03-21; License: CC BY 4.0