The Chinese sparrowhawk (Accipiter soloensis) is a bird of prey in the family Accipitridae which also includes many other...

Accipiter soloensis
The Chinese sparrowhawk (Accipiter soloensis) is a bird of prey in the family Accipitridae which also includes many other...
Species: Chinese Sparrowhawk   Accipiter soloensis
Author: khamikaze
Date: 
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Added to IBC: 3 Dec 2015 - 11:48
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...diurnal raptors such as eagles, buzzards and harriers. Also called Chinese goshawk or grey frog hawk.

It breeds in Southeast China, Taiwan, Korea and Siberia; winters in Indonesia and Philippines, passing through the rest of Southeast Asia. It is a bird of wooded areas.

It is 30–36 cm in length, with the female larger than the male. Adult has prominent black wing tips. The male is grey above, white below and has red eyes. Female has rufous on breast and underwing coverts, and yellow eyes. Juvenile has grey face, brown upperparts and yellow eyes. The top underparts are streaked, while the thighs are barred. The black wing tips are not as prominent and underwings streaked (except for coverts).

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khamikaze, IBC1105584. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1105584.

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khamikaze, IBC1105584. Photo of Chinese Sparrowhawk Accipiter soloensis at Bali, Bali. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1105584.

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