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Birds of Prey found in New Guinea (Eagles, Hawks, Falcons, Owls, etc.)

The information about the Birds of Prey found in New Guinea (Eagles, Hawks, Falcons, Owls, etc.), know more about like listing of forest birds native to, or found in, New Guinea.

New Guinea Map / Location

Photos and Species Listings: Doves / PigeonsBirds of Paradise / Parotias / Sicklebills / Astrapias / Manucode / Riflebirds / Paradigalla / Satinbirds … Forest / Land Birds: Photos / Index … Parrots (Hookbills) …… Sea / Water / Wetland Birds

Listing of forest birds native to, or found in, New Guinea:

Australian Hobby / Falcon (Falco longipennis) – Range: Winters in Indonesia and New Guinea

Nankeen or Australian Kestrels (Falco cenchroides) – Range: A common bird of prey found in New Guinea, and nearby islands

Australian Kestrel or Nankeen Kestrel (Falco cenchroides)Australian Hobby

Brown Goshawk (Accipiter fasciatus)

Long-tailed Honey-buzzard (Henicopernis longicauda) – Range: Papua New Guinea

Black Honey-buzzard, Bondrée Noire or Abejero Negro (Henicopernis infuscatus) – Endemic to Papua New Guinea

Collared Sparrowhawk (Accipiter cirrocephalus) – Range: Widespread through New Guinea except for sandy deserts

Grey-headed Goshawk (Accipiter poliocephalus) – Endemic to New Guinea and adjacent islands

Doria’s Goshawks (Megatriorchis doriae) – Range: Lowland rainforests of New Guinea and Batanta Island off western New Guinea

Pacific Baza or Crested Hawk (Aviceda subcristata) – Range: New Guinea and adjacent islands

Pacific Baza or Crested Hawk

White-bellied Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster)

Gurney’s Eagle (Aquila gurneyi) – Range: New Guinea and adjacent islands

Wedge-tailed Eagle or Eaglehawk (Aquila audax) – Range: Southern New Guinea

New Guinea Harpy Eagle (Harpyopsis novaeguineae) – Endemic to undisturbed tropical rainforests of New Guinea

New Guinea Hawk-eagle (Hieraaetus weiskei) – Range: Papua New Guinea

Papuan Harriers (Circus spilonotus spilothorax) – Bird of Prey – Range: Sattered across the whole of New Guinea except for the Vogelkop peninsula in the west

Whistling Kite (Haliastur sphenurus)




Australian Masked Owl (Tyto novaehollandiae) – Range: Southern New Guinea

Greater Sooty Owl (Tyto tenebricosa) – Range: Montane rainforests of New Guinea

Barking Owls or Winking Owls

Southern Boobook (Ninox novaeseelandiae) – Range: Southern New Guinea and nearby islands


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Gordon Ramel

Gordon is an ecologist with two degrees from Exeter University. He's also a teacher, a poet and the owner of 1,152 books. Oh - and he wrote this website.

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