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Alternative name: Frances's Goshawk
- Accipiter francesiae
Male Frances's Sparrowhawk is paler than Madagascar Sparrowhawk
Some authorities use francesii in place of francesiae.
Four subspecies are accepted:
- A. f. francesii:
- A. f. griveaudi:
- Grand Comoro Island (Comoro Islands)
- A. f. pusillus:
- Anjouan (Comoro Islands)
- A. f. brutus:
- Mayotte (Comoro Islands)
- 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/
- Birdforum thread discussing id of Frances's Sparrowhawk and Madagascar sparrowhawk
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Frances's Sparrowhawk. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 16 October 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Frances%27s_Sparrowhawk