Data for:
List:

Accipitriformes > Accipitridae

Rufous-breasted Sparrowhawk

Accipiter rufiventris

Sign in to see your badges

Identification

POWERED BY MERLIN

Medium-sized sparrowhawk with a dark gray back and plain orangeish underparts. In flight, the wings and tail show strong barring. Immature is brown on the back and has rufous bars and streaking below. Found in forest and exotic tree plantations, mainly in the mountains, though down to sea level in South Africa. Often hunts in open areas far from the forest. Calls are insistent, repeated whistles. Immature separated from immature Ovambo Sparrowhawk by its yellow eye.

POWERED BY MERLIN

Statistics

Sign in to see your stats

Weekly Bar Chart

Choose a region to view Weekly Bar Chart

Range Map

Large map

Media

Top video

View all
Rufous-breasted Sparrowhawk

Birds of the World

Birds of the World logo

Comprehensive life histories for all bird species and families.

Explore Rufous-breasted Sparrowhawk