Ovambo Sparrowhawk (Accipiter ovampensis) - HBW 2, p. 158
French: Épervier de l'Ovampo
Spanish: Gavilán del Ovampo
Other common names: Ovampo Sparrowhawk
Taxonomy: Accipiter ovampensis Gurney, 1875, Okavango River, Ovamboland, Namibia.
May belong in the A. nisus superspecies, but relationships uncertain. Monotypic.
Distribution: Senegambia, Sierra Leone and Ghana E to Ethiopia and S to Angola, N Namibia, N Botswana and N South Africa.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A perched pale-phase juvenile Ovambo Sparrowhawk. A long-bodied rather small-headed Accipiter with a prominent wide whitish supe
Locality Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya (Monotypic species)
Steve Garvie 28 July 2007 4 years ago 4.5
Locality Dzalanyama Forest Reserve, Central Region, Malawi (Monotypic species)
Nik Borrow 25 November 2013 36 weeks ago 4.2
Adult black morph
Locality Etosha National Park, Namibia
Marco Valentini 16 August 2013 46 weeks ago 4.2
Adult male (red eyes)
Locality Gunjur, Western Division, The Gambia
M P Goodey 1 October 2007 3 years ago 4
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