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Eurasian Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus)

Eurasian Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus)

Eurasian Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus)



Eurasian Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) Eurasian Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) Eurasian Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus)

Class: Aves
Family: Acciptridae
Common Name: Eurasian Sparrowhawk
Genus: Accipiter
Species Name: nisus

About The Eurasian Sparrowhawk

You can really get a fright! With their broad, stubby wings and long tail, Eurasian sparrowhawks fly low above the ground at a rapid speed. It is not unusual to see them flying low between the banks of a ditch in order to approach the prey unseen. People used to believe that cuckoos changed into sparrowhawks in the wintertime. Afterall, they look a lot alike, and sparrowhawks were only seen in the winter before they started nesting in the Netherlands and cuckoos in the summer.

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Trips Where Observed

Siberia
Svalbard, Canary Islands, and Spain
Turkey

Member Lifelists

Africa
Asia
Europe
Turkey
World

Sites Where Observed

Location
Date
Notes
3/15/2006
3/20/2006
3/29/2015
Eurasian Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus)

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