Wild Birds

Madagascar Sparrowhawks

Madagascar Sparrowhawks (Accipiter madagascariensis)

The Madagascar Sparrowhawk (Accipiter madagascariensis) are birds of prey that are endemic to Madagascar, where they inhabit subtropical or tropical dry, moist lowland and moist montane forests, as well as dry savanna and subtropical or tropical dry shrubland. This species is threatened by habitat loss.

Madagascar Sparrowhawks on a Tree
Madagascar Sparrowhawks on a Tree

The Madagascar Sparrowhawk may form a superspecies with the Eurasian Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) and the Rufous-chested Sparrowhawk (Accipiter rufiventris) (Ferguson-Lees and Christie 2001).


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