Accipiter cirrhocephalus

Accipiter cirrhocephalus

collared sparrowhawk on the wing

(Collared sparrowhawk)

FAMILY

Accipitridae

Species

Accipter cirrhocephalus

Common name

Collared sparrowhawk

Main colour

Greyish-brown

Distinctive feature

Square tail and shrill voice, wings flat when gliding, body 32.5-37.5 cm

Campus

Townsville

Description

Size ranges from 32.5 for the male, to 37.5 cm long for the female. Body is greyish-brown with underparts pale with darker bars, some morphs are almost pure white, tail long, square and usually slightly forked. Legs and feet yellow, eyes yellow, bill black. Photograph courtesy of Ian Montgomery, www.birdway.com.au