Hawks and Eagles (Accipitridae)

Red-thighed Sparrowhawk (Accipiter erythropus) - HBW 2, p. 154

French: Épervier de Hartlaub German: Waldsperber 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.

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