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Doria's Goshawk
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Information
Common Name Doria's Hawk
Range New Guinea and Batanta Island off Western New Guinea.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Accipitriformes
Family Accipitridae
Genus Megatriorchis
Species Megatriorchis doriae
Conservation Status
NTSpecies
Near Threatened

The Doria's goshawk or Doria's hawk (Megatriorchis doriae), is a species of bird of prey in the Accipitridae family. It is the only member of the genus Megatriorchis. It is endemic to lowland rainforests of New Guinea and Batanta Island off Western New Guinea.

Etymology

In the genus name, "Mega-" is from the Greek word for "big". "Triorchis" was Greek for a kind of hawk thought to have three testicles — see Eutriorchis for details. The species name commemorates the Italian naturalist Giacomo Doria.

Description

At up to 69 cm long, it is among the biggest hawks in the broad sense. It is greyish-brown with a black-barred crown and upperparts, whitish underparts, a black streak behind the eye, dark brown irises, a blackish bill and greenish-yellow legs. The sexes are similar. The female is slightly larger than the male.

Its diet consists mainly of birds, including the lesser bird-of-paradise, and other small animals.

Conservation

Due to ongoing habitat loss, Doria's goshawk is evaluated as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. It is listed on Appendix II of CITES.

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