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Yunlin County, Taiwan
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Chinese Sparrowhawk - Ting-Wei (廷維) HUNG (洪)
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Chinese Sparrowhawk

Accipiter soloensis

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Attractive accipiter of wooded habitats. Adult gray above and a lovely orange-suffused white below, with bright yellow cere (skin around the nostrils). In flight, solid black wingtips stand out against otherwise pale underparts, diagnostic for this species. Juveniles dark brown above and streaky below, similar to Japanese Sparrowhawk, but underwing coverts unmarked or very lightly marked instead of heavily marked as in Japanese.

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