Henst's Goshawk Accipiter henstii


Bird, J.P., Martin, R., Akçakaya, H.R., Gilroy, J., Burfield, I.J., Garnett, S.G., Symes, A., Taylor, J., Şekercioğlu, Ç.H. and Butchart, S.H.M. 2020. Generation lengths of the world’s birds and their implications for extinction risk. Conservation Biology 34(5): 1252-1261.

Crowley, B.E., Slater, P.A., Arrigo-Nelson, S.J., Baden, A.L., and Karpanty, S.M. 2017. Strontium isotopes are consistent with low-elevation foraging limits for Henst's goshawk. Wildlife Society Bulletin 41(4): 743-751.

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Tracewski, L.; Butchart, S.H.M.; Di Marco, M.; Ficetola, G.F.; Rondinini, C.; Symes, A.; Wheatley, H.; Beresford, A.E. and Buchanan, G.M. 2016. Toward quantification of the impact of 21st-century deforestation on the extinction risk of terrestrial vertebrates. Conservation Biology 30(5): 1070-1079.

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Media resources

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Accipiter henstii. Downloaded from on 07/05/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 07/05/2021.