Species Details


Eurasian Sparrowhawk Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Accipiter nisus
Family : Accipitridae
Order : Accipitriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : All kind of forests
Description : Eurasian Sparrowhawk is a small slate-grey raptor with short wings.Male:upperparts with dark slaty-grey and underparts rufous with strong reddish-orange bars on a white background.Female:upperparts with dark brown and underparts with barred dark brown.Both sexes have a slaty-blue bill with a black tip,golden-yellow or orange irises and yellow legs and feet.Juveniles appear as female except for browner upperparts. The Eurasian sparrowhawk is found in various woodland types as well as open areas with scattered trees. It prefers hunting along the edges of wooded areas, but migrant birds can adapt to different habitats. Modern forestry techniques that create medium-aged stands of trees have been beneficial for the species. Unlike the northern goshawk, the Eurasian sparrowhawk can be observed in gardens, urban areas, and even breed in city parks with sufficient tall trees.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Hajbun Tasnim Preety,Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;photo credit: john.purvis (www.inaturalist.org/people/john.purvis ),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;Hannu Varkkimore information, please contact us.