Eurasian sparrowhawk

Better call the ambulance before the Sparrowhawk comes to devour all those who are injured

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The Eurasian Sparrowhawk is a tiny raptor with short, wide wings and a long tail, both of which are useful for flying through trees. Females and youngsters have brown upperparts with brown barring, while adult males have bluish-grey upper parts and orange-barred underparts. Rather than killing or cutting prey, these birds use their tiny beak to pluck feathers and pull prey apart.

Their lengthy legs and toes have evolved to help them catch and consume birds. Sparrowhawks eat other birds who are sick or injured. In the summer season, 40% of its diet consists of fledglings.


Eurasian sparrowhawks are predators that specialize in collecting forest birds, but they may be found in any habitat and frequently target garden birds in cities.

More than 120 species of birds have been prey to a sparrowhawk.

Distribution

Country
Population est.
Status
Year
Comments
Afghanistan
2021
Albania
2021
Algeria
2021
Andorra
2021
Armenia
2021
Austria
2021
Azerbaijan
2021
Bahrain
2021
Bangladesh
2021
Non-Breeding
Belarus
2021
Belgium
2021
Bhutan
2021
Bosnia And Herz.
2021
Brunei
2021
Vagrant
Bulgaria
2021
Chad
2021
Non-Breeding
China
2021
Croatia
2021
Cyprus
2021
Non-Breeding
Czechia
2021
Denmark
2021
Djibouti
2021
Non-Breeding
Egypt
2021
Non-Breeding
Estonia
2021
Ethiopia
2021
Non-Breeding
Faroe Islands
2021
Vagrant
Finland
2021
France
2021
Gambia
2021
Vagrant
Georgia
2021
Germany
2021
Gibraltar
2021
Greece
2021
Hong Kong
2021
Non-Breeding
Hungary
2021
Iceland
2021
Vagrant
India
2021
Iran
2021
Iraq
2021
Ireland
2021
Israel
2021
Italy
2021
Japan
2021
Jordan
2021
Kazakhstan
2021
Breeding
Kenya
2021
Non-Breeding
Korea
2021
Kuwait
2021
Kyrgyzstan
2021
Breeding
Laos
2021
Non-Breeding
Latvia
2021
Lebanon
2021
Libya
2021
Non-Breeding
Liechtenstein
2021
Lithuania
2021
Luxembourg
2021
Macao
2021
Non-Breeding
Malaysia
2021
Vagrant
Mali
2021
Vagrant
Malta
2021
Passage
Mauritania
2021
Vagrant
Moldova
2021
Monaco
2021
Mongolia
2021
Breeding
Montenegro
2021
Morocco
2021
Myanmar
2021
Non-Breeding
Nepal
2021
Netherlands
2021
Niger
2021
Non-Breeding
North Korea
2021
North Macedonia
2021
Norway
2021
Oman
2021
Pakistan
2021
Poland
2021
Portugal
2021
Qatar
2021
Non-Breeding
Romania
2021
Russia
2021
Breeding: Eastern Asian Russia, Central Asian Russia
Russia
2021
European Russia
San Marino
2021
Saudi Arabia
2021
Serbia
2021
Slovakia
2021
Slovenia
2021
Somalia
2021
Vagrant
South Africa
2021
Vagrant
Spain
2021
Canary Is.
Sri Lanka
2021
Non-Breeding
Sudan
2021
Non-Breeding
Svalbard
2021
Vagrant
Sweden
2021
Switzerland
2021
Syria
2021
Taiwan
2021
Passage
Tajikistan
2021
Breeding
Tanzania
2021
Non-Breeding
Thailand
2021
Non-Breeding
Tunisia
2021
Turkey
2021
Turkmenistan
2021
Non-Breeding
UAE
2021
Ukraine
2021
United Kingdom
2021
Uzbekistan
2021
Breeding
Vietnam
2021
Non-Breeding
Yemen
2021

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Terrestrial / Aquatic

Altricial / Precocial

Polygamous / Monogamous

Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic

Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal

Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd

Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore

Migratory: Yes / No

Domesticated: Yes / No

Dangerous: Yes / No