Japanese Sparrowhawk
Accipiter gularis

– medium-sized raptor, size of Common Kestrel
– East Asian origin, not recorded in WP
– diurnal migrant
– migrates singly, may flock at migration bottlenecks


Japanese Sparrowhawk Accipiter gularis sibiricus, 1CY
BIF2409, 06/09/2017, Dornod, Mongolia, Mathias Putze

Japanese Sparrowhawk Accipiter gularis sibiricus, 1CY
BIF2410, 06/09/2017, Dornod, Mongolia, Mathias Putze

Japanese Sparrowhawk Accipiter gularis sibiricus, 1CY
BIF2411, 06/09/2017, Dornod, Mongolia, Mathias Putze

Japanese Sparrowhawk Accipiter gularis sibiricus, 1CY
BIF2412, 06/09/2017, Dornod, Mongolia, Mathias Putze

Japanese Sparrowhawk Accipiter gularis sibiricus, 1CY
BIF2413, 06/09/2017, Dornod, Mongolia, Mathias Putze

voice: usually nonvocal during migration

comparison species:
Eurasian Sparrowhawk
Levant Sparrowhawk
Northern Goshawk
Shikra

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