Wild Birds

Chinese Goshawks

Chinese Goshawks (Accipiter soloensis)

The Chinese Goshawks (Accipiter soloensis) are also known as Chinese Sparrowhawk.

Chinese Goshawks
Chinese Goshawks

Chinese Goshawks Distribution / Range

They breed in South-east China, Taiwan, Korea and Siberia; winters in Indonesia and Philippines, passing through the rest of Southeast Asia.

They mostly live in forests, but may frequent forest edges.

Its population is estimated to consist of 10,000 and 100,000 individuals.

Chinese Goshawk Description

The Chinese Goshawk measures 30 – 36cm in length. The female is typically larger than the male. Adults have prominent black wing tips.

Males are grey above and white below. They have red eyes.

Females are rufous-colored on the chest and underwing coverts. They have yellow eyes.

Juveniles have a grey face, brown upper plumage and yellow eyes. The top underparts are streaked, while the thighs are barred. The black wing tips are not as prominent and underwings streaked.

Closeup Image of Chinese Goshawks
Closeup Image of Chinese Goshawk


Diet / Feeding

The Chinese Goshawk mostly feed on frog but will take lizards as well.

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