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Accipiter melanoleucus

Accipiter melanoleucus - Juvenile

Photographer
Location
» Debrelibanos area
Country image taken
» Ethiopia
Date
» April, 2011
Equipment
» Nikon D40
Bird Species
»Accipiter melanoleucus - Black Sparrowhawk
Bird Species (French)
»Autour noir
Bird Status
» Least Concern
Remarks
» It took me some time to conclude it is a Black Sparrowhawk, but i am still not sure about it. It is an immature Black Sparrowhawk of the 'white-breasted' form (they sometimes show more brown or rufous in the plumage - there are at least two colour morphs) The long thin legs indicate an Accipiter. (note from Nik Borow).