Wild Birds

Little Sparrowhawks

Little Sparrowhawks

Birds of PreyThe Sport of Falconry


The Little Sparrowhawks (Accipiter minullus) is an African bird of prey that is found in Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

This is the world’s smallest Accipiter, weighing around 85 g (3 oz) and averaging 23 cm (9 in) in length, including its tail.


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