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“Story of the Pale Chanting Goshawk”
Photo Credit: Sven Liebchen
The Eastern (Pale) Chanting Goshawk or Somali Chanting Goshawk (Melierax poliopterus) is a bird of prey of East Africa. It occurs in semi-desert, dry bush, and wooded grassland below 2000 m in southern Ethiopia, Djibouti, western Somalia, eastern Kenya, northeastern Tanzania, and adjacent Uganda. The Eastern Chanting Goshawk is usually seen alone. It often perches on the tops of trees and utility poles. It’s wingbeats are shallow and “straight-arm”, and it holds its wings flat, or sometimes in a V, while it glides. The source of it’s name comes from it’s call, which is “a melodious piping whee-pee-pee-pee, and a long high-pitched kleee-yeu“, slightly lower-pitched than those of the Dark Chanting Goshawk, or “peeu-peeu-peeu-pee-pee-pee-pee…” in the nesting season.
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