Gabar Goshawk

Micronisus Gabar

This accipiter-like hawk  with its streaked chest, barred belly and white rump is a locally common resident of savanna and semi-desert (where it is restricted to tree-lined watercourses).We have seen both forms, the melanistic (which makes up 5 to 25% of the population) and the typical form.

Our best sightings of this species ocurred in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, where we were treated to awesome views of both forms trying to catch unsuspecting birds at the famous kalahari waterholes.


Gabar Goshawk / Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa / 29 April 2013 Gabar-Goshawk—Melanistic_Kgalagadi-Transfrontier-Park,-South-Africa_11-June-2014-BESTEST-CR-2-SM-SH-LB-WEB Gabar Goshawk / Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa / 29 April 2013 Gabar Goshawk / Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa / 29 April 2013 Gabar Goshawk / Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa / 29 April 2013 Gabar Goshawk / Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa / 29 April 2013 Gabar Goshawk / Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa / 29 April 2013 Gabar Goshawk / Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa / 29 April 2013 Gabar Goshawk / Lindani Game Lodge, Waterberg Gabar-Goshawk—Melanistic_Kgalagadi-Transfrontier-Park,-South-Africa_11-June-2014-BESTEST-4-CR-2-CE-SH-LB-I-RESTART-SH-C-LB-WEB Gabar Goshawk (juvenile) / near Borakalalo National Park, South Africa Gabar Goshawk (juvenile) / Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, South Africa / 16 June 2015 Gabar Goshawk / Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa / 29 April 2013 Gabar Goshawk / Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa / 29 April 2013 Gabar Goshawk / Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa / 29 April 2013 Gabar Goshawk / Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa / 29 April 2013 Gabar Goshawk / Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa / 29 April 2013 Gabar Goshawk – f. / Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa / 29 April 2013 Gabar Goshawk / Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa / 29 April 2013 Gabar Goshawk / Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa / 29 April 2013 Gabar Goshawk (Melinistic) / Kgomo Kgomo, South Africa Gabar Goshawk / Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa / 29 April 2013 Gabar Goshawk – melanistic / Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa / 06 May 2013 Gabar Goshawk / Kruger National Park, South Africa / November 2018 Gabar Goshawk (juvenile) / Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa / 11 June 2014 Gabar Goshawk / Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa / 29 April 2013
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