Sparrowhawk

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Sparrowhawk (sometimes sparrow hawk) may refer to several species of small hawk in the genus Accipiter. "Sparrow-hawk" or sparhawk originally referred to Accipiter nisus, now called "Eurasian" or "northern" sparrowhawk to distinguish it from other species.

The American kestrel (Falco sparverius), a North American falcon species, is also commonly referred to as a "sparrow hawk".

Hawk species include:

Common name Latin Origin
Chestnut-flanked sparrowhawk A. castanilius Africa
Collared sparrowhawk A. cirrocephalus Australia
Eurasian sparrowhawk A. nisus Europe/Asia
Chinese sparrowhawk A. soloensis Asia
Spot-tailed sparrowhawk A. trinotatus Indonesia
Japanese sparrowhawk A. gularis Japan
Levant sparrowhawk A. brevipes Africa Europe Asia
Little sparrowhawk A. minullus Africa
Madagascar sparrowhawk A. madagascariensis Madagascar
New Britain sparrowhawk A. brachyurus Papua New Guinea
Nicobar sparrowhawk A. butleri Nicobar Islands
Ovampo sparrowhawk A. ovampensis Sub-saharan Africa
Black sparrowhawk A. melanoleucus Sub-saharan Africa
Red-thighed sparrowhawk A. erythropus Africa
Rufous-chested sparrowhawk A. rufiventris Sub-saharan Africa
Rufous-necked sparrowhawk A. erythrauchen Maluku Islands
Slaty-mantled sparrowhawk A. luteoschistaceus Papua New Guinea
Dwarf sparrowhawk A. nanus Sulawesi
Vinous-breasted sparrowhawk A. rhodogaster Sulawesi
Frances's sparrowhawk A. francesii Madagascar
Anjouan sparrowhawk, or Ndzuwani goshawk Accipiter francesii pusillus Anjouan