French: Épervier de Hartlaub German: Waldsperber Spanish: Gavilancito patirrojo
Other common names: Red-thighed Sparrowhawk, Western Little Sparrowhawk
Rio Bontry, Ghana.
Subspecies and Distribution
A. e. erythropus
(Hartlaub, 1855) – Senegambia to Nigeria.
A. e. zenkeri
Reichenow, 1894 – Cameroon E to DRCongo and locally W Uganda (Semliki Forest)#R, S to N Angola and C DRCongo.
22–28 cm; male 78–94 g, female 132–170 g; wingspan 45–57 cm. Very small size, although A. minullus is marginally smaller; plump-looking, with... read more
Very similar to A. minullus in giving a fast-paced shrill "kew-kew-kew..."... read more
Lowland tropical evergreen rain forest (perhaps especially around clearings and openings) and... read more
Food and feeding
Small birds, such as waxbills or weavers, and large insects, such as caterpillars, butterflies, dragonflies, grasshoppers and alate... read more
Courtship behaviour unknown. Nest-building Nov in Ivory Coast and Mar in Benin; laying Dec–Mar in Gabon; Mar–May in Sierra... read more
None recorded. Apparently sedentary.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Small size suggests may occur at high density in pristine forest, large tracts of which remain in C Africa. Vulnerable to... read more
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