Taxon profile


Eurasian Sparrowhawk
Accipiter nisus (Linnaeus, 1758)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Aves - birds »  order Accipitriformes »  family Accipitridae - kites, hawks and eagles »  genus Accipiter

Scientific synonyms

Accipiter nisus pallens
Accipiter pallens Stejneger, 1893
Astur nisus

Least Concern



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Included taxa

Number of records: 7

subspecies Accipiter nisus dementjevi Stepanyan, 1958
subspecies Accipiter nisus granti Sharpe, 1890
subspecies Accipiter nisus melaschistos Hume, 1869
subspecies Accipiter nisus nisosimilis (Tickell, 1833)
subspecies Accipiter nisus nisus (Linnaeus, 1758)
subspecies Accipiter nisus punicus Erlanger, 1897
subspecies Accipiter nisus wolterstorffi O. Kleinschmidt, 1901

Links and literature

EN Bird Life 5.1 [3455]

Bird Life [] [as Accipiter nisus (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 26 April 2013
EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [96716]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Accipiter nisus (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN Gill F. & Donsker D.: IOC World Bird List 7.3 [] [as Accipiter nisus (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 16 November 2017
CZ Hudec K. et al. (2003): Soustava a české názvosloví ptáků světa, Muzeum Komenského v Přerově. 462 pp. [as Accipiter nisus (Linnaeus, 1758)]
CZ Hudec K. (2012): Slovník historických českých názvů ptáků [], Česká společnost ornitologická [as Accipiter nisus]
EN Clements, J. F.: eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world 6.7 [], Cornell Lab of Ornithology [as Accipiter nisus]
Data retrieved on: 7 April 2013
EN Crochet P.-A., Joynt G.: AERC list of Western Palearctic birds December 2012 [] [as Accipiter nisus]
Data retrieved on: 26 April 2013
ES Lilleleht V. , Lõhmus A. (1997): Scientific, Estonian and English names of birds of Europe [] [as Accipiter nisus]
Data retrieved on: 11 July 2010

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