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Accipiter Nisus (Sparrowhawk) Skull (added via Android)

Observed: 22nd January 2013 By: AláineAláine’s reputation in BirdsAláine’s reputation in BirdsAláine’s reputation in Birds
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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Eurasian Sparrowhawk Juvenile Female (Accipiter nisus) interacts

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David Jardine's picture

ID

This is difficult from the skull alone, but the inclusion of the wing feathers in the background are helpful support (presuming they are from the same poor individual)

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This is a juvenile female

This is a juvenile female from a rural enviroment which was killed on the road. I dissected the bird as part of a project I'm doing on the effects of urbanisation on birds in my local area. I later dissected a bird (also a juvenile female) from an urban area which flew into a window and compared results. There is a high mortality rate in juvenile raptors but both areas I sourced these birds have very healthy raptor populations, thankfully!

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