Species Details

@Syed Abbas (Birdwing,Bangladesh);

Crested Goshawk Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Accipiter trivirgatus
Family : Accipitridae
Order : Accipitriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Evergreen forest
Description : The Crested Goshawk is a compact raptor with a short crest and long tail (adult bird length approximately 43 cm, wing 24 cm, tail 19.8 cm). The male has grey-brown upperparts and pale underparts marked with rufous-brown. Both sexes have a horn-brown bill, golden-yellow irises, and yellow legs and feet. It feeds on small mammals and birds like partridges, pigeons, junglefowls and pheasants. It is found in various woodland types as well as open areas with scattered trees. It prefers hunting along the edges of wooded areas, but migrant birds can adapt to different habitats. Modern forestry techniques that create medium-aged stands of trees have been beneficial for the species. It can be observed in gardens, urban areas, and even breed in city parks with sufficient tall trees.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:Syed Abbas (Birdwing,Bangladesh);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Okamoto Keita Sin(www.xeno-canto.org/Okamoto Keita Sin), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.