Hawks and Eagles (Accipitridae)

Rufous-necked Sparrowhawk (Accipiter erythrauchen) - HBW 2, p. 157

French: Épervier à gorge grise German: Rotnackensperber Spanish: Gavilancito Moluqueño

Taxonomy: Accipiter erythrauchen G. R. Gray, 1861, Halmahera.
Closely related to A. cirrocephalus; most authorities consider these two to form superspecies with A. brachyurus and possibly A. rhodogaster. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • erythrauchen G. R. Gray, 1861 - Motrotai, Halmahera, Bacan and Obi (N Moluccas).
  • ceramensis (Schlegel, 1862) - Buru, Ambon and Seram (S Moluccas).

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