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Sparrowhawk

Accipiter nisus

Description:

Sparrowhawks are small birds of prey. They're adapted for hunting birds in confined spaces like dense woodland, so gardens are ideal hunting grounds for them. Adult male sparrowhawks have bluish-grey back and wings and orangey-brown bars on their chest and belly. Females and young birds have brown back and wings, and brown bars underneath. Sparrowhawks have bright yellow or orangey eyes, long, yellow legs and long talons. Females are larger than males, as with most birds of prey.

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4 Comments

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 9 years ago

What piercing eyes! Beautiful!

moralcoral
moralcoral 9 years ago

amazing spot!

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Beautiful!
Welcome back BirdPics!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 9 years ago

handsome little bird - love his eyes !

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Maldon District (Essex), England, United Kingdom

Spotted on Jan 15, 2012
Submitted on Jan 17, 2012

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