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Alternative name: Frances's Goshawk

Photo by balticbird
Ifaty, Madagascar, October 2001
Accipiter francesiae

Accipiter francesii

Identification

Similar species

Male Frances's Sparrowhawk is paler than Madagascar Sparrowhawk

Distribution

Madagascar and the Comoros

Taxonomy

Some authorities use francesii in place of francesiae.

Four subspecies are accepted[1]:

  • A. f. francesii:
  • A. f. griveaudi:
  • A. f. pusillus:
  • Anjouan (Comoro Islands)
  • A. f. brutus:
  • Mayotte (Comoro Islands)

Habitat

Behaviour

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2013. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.8., with updates to August 2013. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Birdforum thread discussing id of Frances's Sparrowhawk and Madagascar sparrowhawk

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