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Adult. Photo by THE_FERN.
Location: Tangkoko National Park, Sulawesi Utara, Indonesia, July 2023

Alternative name: Spot-tailed Sparrowhawk

Accipiter trinotatus

Identification

26-30 cm.

  • head and upper parts grey. Mantle slightly darker than head
  • chest with pale peachy suffusion becoming whiter towards belly
  • belly and under tail coverts off-white, buffy; becoming whiter distally
  • under wing largely pale with dark primary fingers and a dark edge to the wing all the way around: leading and (especially) trailing edge. Primaries with more or less prominent black barring
  • under tail blackish with prominent white spots which look like bars
  • upper tail blackish with two prominent white central lozenge-shaped white spots
  • facial skin peachy orange
  • legs chrome yellow
  • eye very large, dark
  • bill dark

Distribution

Sulawesi, Talisei, Muna and Butung islands in Indonesia.

Photo showing immature by martinuk
Location: Tangkoko National Park, Sulawesi Utara, Indonesia, October, 2009
Photo showing Juvenile with spotted tail by martinuk
Location: Tangkoko National Park, Sulawesi Utara, Indonesia, October, 2009
Photo of Juvenile by Mark Harper
Dumoga, Indonesia, September 2016

Taxonomy

Monotypic[1]

Habitat

Moist lowland forests and mangrove forests.


Behaviour

References

  1. Clements, JF. 2008. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2008. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.


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