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Sparrowhawk, Eurasian
 
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Scientific Name:
Accipiter nisus
Location(s):
Afghanistan, Africa, Albania, Asia, Atlantic Islands, Austria, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Bhutan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, British Isles, Brunei, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, East Africa, Eastern Europe excluding Russia, England, Estonia, Europe, Finland, France, Germany, Global, Greece, Greenland, Hong Kong, Horn of Africa, Hungary, Iceland, India, IndoChina, Italy Read more
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IUCN
The global population is estimated to number > c.1,500,000 individuals (Ferguson-Lees et al. 2001), while national population estimates include: c.10,000-100,000 breeding pairs, c.1,000-10,000 individuals on migration and c.1,000-10,000 wintering individuals in China; < c.50 individuals ...
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Wikipedia
The Eurasian (or Northern) Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) is a small bird of prey in the family Accipitridae. Adult male Eurasian Sparrowhawks have bluish grey upperparts and orange-barred underparts; females and juveniles are brown above with brown barring below. The female is up to 25% larger than the male – one of the largest differences between the sexes in any bird species. Though it is a predator which specialises in catching woodland birds, the Eurasian Sparrowhawk can be found in any habitat and often hunts garden birds in towns and cities. Males tend to take smaller birds, including tits, finches, and sparrows; females catch primarily thrushes and starlings, but are capable of killing birds weighing 500 grams (18 oz) or more. ...
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