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|Southern Pale Chanting-Goshawk - Etosha NP - Namibia|
The (Southern) Pale Chanting Goshawk (Melierax canorus) is a bird of prey in the family Accipitridae. This hawk breeds in southern Africa. It is a resident species of dry, open semi-desert with 75 cm or less annual rainfall.
They occur naturally in south-western Angola through Namibia and Botswana to the western half of South Africa, marginally extending into south-western Zimbabwe.
The Pale Chanting Goshawk eats a variety of vertebrate prey, mainly lizards, but also small mammals and birds, and large insects.
The Pale Chanting Goshawks measure between 18 - 26 inches (46 - 65 cm) from top of head to tip of tail. Their wingspan is from 41 - 45 inches (105-115 cm).
The adult upper plumage is grey except of the white rump. The top of the head (crown) is a darker grey turning paler on the nape (back of a bird's neck) and the upper back, then turning darker again on the lower back - contrasting with the white rump. The upper tail feathers are barred grey and white turning darker - nearly black - towards the center of the tail.
The chin, throat and upper chest are a paler grey. The lower chest, abdomen, thighs and most of the tail feathers below are finely barred dark grey and white (some of the under tail feathers are white).
The longer outer wing feathers (primaries) are black with grey on the outer webs. The shorter inner flight feathers (secondaries) are pale grey with narrow white tips and white specs on the inner webs.
The eyes are reddish-brown; the skin above the upper bill (cere) is orangey-yellow; the long legs are orangey-reddish.
The Pale Chanting Goshawk is an African bird of prey with a range that is mostly confined to southern Africa. Its global population is estimated to consist of more than 10,000 breeding pairs.
This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence).
Picture reposted thanks to the worshop proposed by PeterZ. Thanks Peter.
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now it is more beautiful.
great moment you capture with great skill. nice sharpness and perfect colour.
did u upload again ? anyway, great pic, TFS Ori
This is awesome image of the birds, not many would get one perched and another taking off....well timed shot.TFS
- [2012-11-14 10:04]
Yes, this is what I mean. Do you have changed anything on the workshop photo?
- [2012-11-15 6:33]
Hola Michel, impresionante foto de esta hermosa especie; me gusta el momento registrado, el entorno,color, luz pero sobre todo la belleza de estas aves, una foto perfecta...saludos.
A great capture with excellent DOF and colours.
Amazing scene and great photo with excellent composition, wonderful colours and impressive sharpness!
- [2012-11-17 2:29]
Great POV and two for one! Well composed shot .The sharpness and details are perfect, nice DOF too.I love this photo very much!Regards Siggi