The crested goshawk is a small to medium-sized raptors which measured about 40 cm in length (Strange & Jeyarajasingam, 1993). Its tail is long and widely spread during the flight. The upperparts of the male are covered with dark brown plumages, whereas the underparts are white with brownish bars on its belly. The female hawk has the same features as the male but with browner head.
This species is found throughout the Oriental region and can be found in the lowland forest habitat in Peninsular Malaysia. It resides on the canopies of tall forest trees. During flight, its streaked breast and belly barrings are clearly visible. This bird is usually silent but sometimes produce a high-pitched 'keeee' sound. Its diets include small birds. [Source: MyBIS].
Name: Crested goshawk
Scientific: Accipiter trivirgatus
Malay: Helang Sewah Besar / Lang Sika / Lang Sikap
IUCN Red List (v3.1, 2016): Least Concern
Gear: SONY a9 + SEL200600G + SEL14TC.
Location: Kuala Lumpur
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