Nicobar Sparrowhawks

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The Nicobar Sparrowhawks (Accipiter butleri) are non-migratory (resident) birds of prey that are endemic to the Nicobar Islands of India, where they are classified as vulnerable to extinction (by BirdLife International 2008) based on lack of recent sightings and ongoing destruction of their subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest habitats.


Recognized Races and their Ranges:

  • Car Nicobar Shikra (Accipiter butleri butleri - Gurney, 1898) - Nominate Race
    • Range: Car Nicobar Islands (the northernmost of the Nicobar Islands, India)

  • Katchall Shikra or Nicobar Shikra (Accipiter butleri obsoletus - Richmond, 1902)
    • Range: Katchall Island and possibly Camorta / Kamorta Island (Central Nicobar Islands, India)

Diet / Feeding

They mostly feed on lizards and insects.


Breeding / Nesting

Their nests are usually placed high up on trees on horizontal branches.



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