Ornithological Note 23

Observation of a Moluccan Goshawk at its nest

André Weiss Pryde November 12, 2014
Country: Sulawesi
Section(s): nest, Breeding

During a recent Birdtour Asia trip to Sulawesi and Halmahera, guided by Frank Lambert, we observed a Moluccan Goshawk (Accipiter henicogrammus) in a private reserve near Weda Bay, Halmahera Island (North Maluku, Indonesia), on 13 October 2014. The bird was seen several times at and around its nest, which contained at least two chicks. The nest was high in the canopy on a horizontal branch of a large tree. It was a typical accipiter stick nest, similar to, but larger than a nest, of Eurasian Sparrowhawk (A. nisus).

Recommended Citation

Pryde, A.W. (2014). Observation of a Moluccan Goshawk at its nest. HBW Alive Ornithological Note 23. In: Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow-on.100023