- Accipiter cirrocephalus
Length 30-40cm (12-16in.) Wingspan 55-80cm (21.5-31.5in). Females larger
Grey upper body with chestnut half collar; gray chin, but rest of underbody from chest to tail is finely barred in rufous and white. Long, thin yellow legs. Very long middle toe.
There are 3 subspecies:
- A. c. papuanus:
- A. c. rosselianus:
- Rossell (Louisiade Archipelago)
- A. c. cirrocephalus:
Forests and fields.
Expert and fast flyer that typically takes its prey (mostly small birds) in flight.
Its flat nest is built from twigs and sticks, lined with fresh leaves. The female incubates, and broods the young.
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- Birds in Backyards
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Collared Sparrowhawk. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 17 April 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Collared_Sparrowhawk