Red-thighed Sparrowhawk (Accipiter erythropus) - HBW 2, p. 154
French: Épervier de Hartlaub
Spanish: Gavilancito Muslirrojo
Other common names: Red-thighed/Western Little Sparrowhawk
Taxonomy: Nisus erythropus Hartlaub, 1855, Rio Bontry, Ghana.
Forms superspecies with A. minullus, and sometimes considered conspecific. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- erythropus (Hartlaub, 1855) - Senegambia to Nigeria.
- zenkeri Reichenow, 1894 - Cameroon E to W Uganda and S to N Angola and C Zaire.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A bird in the canopy, showing wings and tail Locality Kakum National Park, Central Region, Ghana
Juan Sanabria 1 November 2009 4 years ago 24 sec 2.8
Close-up, front view of perched bird Locality Ankasa-Nini National Park, Western Region, Ghana (ssp erythropus)
mark sutton 2 December 2010 4 years ago 24 sec 2.7
A bird in the canopy Locality Kakum National Park, Central Region, Ghana
Juan Sanabria 1 November 2009 4 years ago 44 sec 2.7
A male in the forest canopy, with some prey in its feet Locality Kakum National Park, Central Region, Ghana
Juan Sanabria 1 November 2009 5 years ago 26 sec 2.5
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