Rufous-breasted Sparrowhawk (Accipiter rufiventris) - HBW 2, p. 158
French: Épervier menu
Spanish: Gavilán Papirrufo
Other common names: Red-breasted/Rufous-chested/Rufous Sparrowhawk
Taxonomy: Accipiter rufiventris A. Smith, 1830, South Africa.
Forms superspecies with A. nisus (with which often considered conspecific), A. madagascariensis and perhaps the A. striatus complex. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- perspicillaris (Rüppell, 1836) - Ethiopian highlands.
- rufiventris A. Smith, 1830 - Kenya and E Zaire S to South Africa.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
Bathing in the small river inside the garden
Locality Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Cape Town, Western Cape Province, South Africa (ssp rufiventris)
auf 4 July 2004 4 years ago 4.5
Close view, perspicillaris sp.
Locality Jemmu Valley, Ethiopia (ssp perspicillaris)
Fran Trabalon 8 November 2012 42 weeks ago 3.6
An adult in flight
Locality Hlotse, Lesotho
Tadeusz Stawarczyk 13 April 2011 2 years ago 3.6
A bird perched.
Locality World of Birds, Cape Town, Western Cape Province, South Africa (ssp rufiventris)
Josep del Hoyo 16 August 1998 2 years ago 3
Sunbathing on a tree.
Locality Tanzania (Monotypic species)
Pete Morris 1 March 2006 4 weeks ago 2.5
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