Accipter novaehollandiae

Accipter novaehollandiae

Image of white goshawk

(Grey or white goshawk)

FAMILY

Accipitridae

Species

Accipter novaehollandiae

Common name(s)

Grey or white goshawk

Main colour

White or grey

Distinctive feature

The grey or white body with red eyes and yellow feet, body size 38-55 cm

Campus

Townsville

Description

This species has 2 colour morphs, a white morph where the plumage is all white and a grey morph. This latter morph has a grey body with white underparts and the may be narrow grey bars on the neck. Legs and feet yellow, eyes yellow, bill black with a yellow cere, this is the area adjacent to the bill. Usually found in forested areas but may also be found in urban areas along the eastern and northern coastal areas of Australia.

Additional image

Iamge of white goshawk in flight