Eurasian Sparrowhawk

Accipiter nisus - Épervier d'Europe

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Accipitriformes

  • Family
    :

    Accipitridés

  • Genus
    :

    Accipiter

  • Species
    :

    nisus

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 38 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 60 à 75 cm.
  • Weight
    : 185 à 350 g
Longevity

16 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Eurasian Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) is a species of bird in the Accipitridae family.

Subspecific information 7 Subspecies

  • Accipiter nisus nisus (Europe to sw Siberia and c Asia)
  • Accipiter nisus nisosimilis (nw Siberia to n China and Japan)
  • Accipiter nisus dementjevi (Pamir-Alai to Tien Shan Mts. c Asia.)
  • Accipiter nisus melaschistos (e Afghanistan to sw China)
  • Accipiter nisus wolterstorffi (Corsica and Sardinia)
  • Accipiter nisus punicus (nw Africa)
  • Accipiter nisus granti (Madeira and Canary Is.)

Foreign names

  • Épervier d'Europe,
  • Gavilán Común,
  • Gavião,
  • Sperber,
  • Karvaly,
  • Sperwer,
  • Sparviere eurasiatico,
  • Sparvhök,
  • Spurvehauk,
  • jastrab krahulec,
  • krahujec obecný,
  • Spurvehøg,
  • varpushaukka,
  • esparver comú,
  • Sparrhaukur,
  • krogulec (zwyczajny),
  • zvirbuļvanags, vēja vanags,
  • skobec,
  • Перепелятник,
  • ハイタカ,
  • 雀鹰,
  • เหยี่ยวนกกระจอกใหญ่,
  • 北雀鷹〔雀鷹〕,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Forest : Boreal, Temperate, Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland ; Savanna : Dry ; Shrubland : Boreal, Temperate, Subtropical/Tropical Dry, Mediterranean-type Shrubby Vegetation ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Arable Land, Plantations, Rural Gardens, Urban Areas

Geographic range

Illustration

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