Sparrowhawk - Accipiter nicus Accipiter nicus


Size: 14 inches (35 cm)
Habitat: Woodland and farmland.
Feeding: Small birds such as finches and sparrows. Sometimes small animals.
Eggs: 4 - 6 white/blue with red/brown blotches eggs laid in May, incubation 11 - 12 days


Sparrowhawk - Male    

The sparrowhawk is a fast-flying bird of prey. As its name suggests it preys on small birds, swooping down on them, snatching one and flying off again.

The male has a slate-grey back and reddish striped underparts. The female is larger and grey/brown on the back with dark brown bars on the chest.

Sparrowhawk - Accipiter nicus

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