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(Sub)species ceramensis, "Seram Sparrowhawk". Photo by James Eaton
Manusela, Seram, Indonesia, January 2011

Includes: Halmahera Sparrowhawk, Seram Sparrowhawk

Accipiter erythrauchen





Sometimes placed in Tachyspiza.

Reference [2] notes that the taxon is sometimes split into 2 species: "Halmahera Sparrowhawk", A. erythrauchen (ssp. erythrauchen), and "Seram Sparrowhawk", A. ceramensis (ceramensis)


Clements recognises the following subspecies [1]:

  • A. e. erythrauchen: "Halmahera Sparrowhawk". Morotai, Halmahera, Bacan and Obi (Moluccas)
  • A. e. ceramensis: "Seram Sparrowhawk". Buru, Ambon and Seram (Molucccas)


Moist lowland forests and montanes.



  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, S. M. Billerman, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2022. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2022. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Eaton, JA, B van Balen, NW Brickle, FE Rheindt 2021. Birds of the Indonesian Archipelago (Greater Sundas and Wallacea), Second Edition. Lynx Editions. ISBN978-84-16728-44-2

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