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Micronisus gabar (Gabar goshawk)

Synonyms: Melierax gabar

Wikipedia Abstract

The gabar goshawk (Micronisus gabar) is a species of bird of prey in the Accipitridae family.It is found in Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 16.9715
EDGE Score: 2.88879


Adult Weight [1]  165 grams
Female Weight [1]  200 grams
Male Weight [1]  130 grams
Weight Dimorphism [1]  53.8 %
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Carnivore (Vertebrates)
Diet - Ectothermic [2]  10 %
Diet - Endothermic [2]  80 %
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  10 %
Forages - Aerial [2]  33 %
Forages - Canopy [2]  33 %
Forages - Mid-High [2]  33 %
Clutch Size [3]  2
Incubation [1]  34 days
Wing Span [1]  24 inches (.61 m)


Important Bird Areas

Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Al-Murah Yemen A3, B1i, B2, B3
Malaki dam Saudi Arabia A1, A4i, B1i, B2, B3
Nukhaylah: Ghulayfiqah Yemen B2, B3
Wadi Jawwah Saudi Arabia A1, B1iv, B2, B3
Wadi Rijaf Yemen B1iv, B2, B3

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Coastal Forests of Eastern Africa Kenya, Mozambique, Somalia, Tanzania No
Eastern Afromontane Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zimbabwe No
Horn of Africa Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Oman, Somalia, Yemen No
Maputaland-Pondoland-Albany Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland No
Succulent Karoo Namibia, South Africa No

Prey / Diet

Numida meleagris (Helmeted Guineafowl)[1]
Trachyphonus vaillantii (Crested Barbet)[1]
Turnix sylvaticus (Kurrichane Buttonquail)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Melierax metabates (Dark Chanting Goshawk)1

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
The Hawk Conservancy

Range Map


External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
2Hamish 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
3Jetz 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
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