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Female Sparrowhawk-Accipiter Nisus (added via Android)

Observed: 26th January 2013 By: AláineAláine’s reputation in BirdsAláine’s reputation in BirdsAláine’s reputation in Birds
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Description:

This female sparr was handed into the birds of prey centre where I volunteer after getting severely wet mid molt. She's made a full recovery and has since been re-released.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Eurasian Sparrowhawk (Accipiter Nisus) interacts

Comments

Mydaea's picture

I would have thought this was

I would have thought this was a male with that much blue and red. What makes it female?

Simon Walker's picture

I Agree

It's a male. Glad it's ok.

I wonder, Aláine, if you would edit your entry, and assign it to the category "BIRDS" so it shows up it the appropriate areas of iSpot?

Regards

Simon

ophrys's picture

Sex

Females are much browner above and lack any red on the upper breast. They also have a whitish stripe over the eye. They are bigger than males, too.

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Aláine's picture

The saturation in this

The saturation in this picture is very misleading she is in fact much duller that that in reality...this bird was much too large to be a male but yes from this picture it looks very red I'll put up the original.

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