Sparrowhawks

Birds of Prey ... The Sport of Falconry

Eurasian Sparrowhawk, Accipiter nisu

Male Eurasian SparrowhawkSparrowhawks (sometimes referred to as Sparrow Hawk) are small hawks in the genus Accipiter. These include:


Other bird of prey that may colloquially be called sparrowhawk:

  • American Kestrel, Falco sparverius, often incorrectly called a 'Sparrowhawk'
  • Nankeen Kestrel, Falco cenchroides, may be referred to as 'Sparrowhawk' on Norfolk Island


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