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Sparrowhawk

Observed: 26th October 2011 By: doggiedoggie’s reputation in Birdsdoggie’s reputation in Birds
IMG_5725 (1280x853)
Description:
Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Eurasian Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) interacts

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Simon Walker's picture

It's a male

Female isn't red/brown underneath.

browntrumpet's picture

Female colouration

Females can have quite masculine plumage at times and can have a slight reddish tinge underneath but never as vivid as the males.

ophrys's picture

Juvenile

It's a young bird, born this year, with a very irregular, coarsely-streaked breast and brownish head. Probably a male, on size, but not always obvious at this age.

Ian
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