PORT PHILLIP BAY


Collared Sparrowhawk 

Accipiter cirrocephalus

View scientific description and taxonomy

Scientific Details

See below for information.

Taxonomy

Phylum:
Chordata
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Class:
Aves
Order:
Falconiformes
Family:
Accipitridae
Genus:
Accipiter
Species:
cirrocephalus

General Description

Upper body, tail and head brown-grey, underparts red-brown with narrow white stripes. Legs thin and yellow, tail square at tip. Young birds have dark brown underparts with white streaks. Body up to 40 cm long.

Biology

Collared Sparrowhawks are solitary birds, living alone. Females are larger than the males.

Habitat

Woodlands and forests, also in towns.

Coastal shores

Distribution guide

Australia.

Species Group

Birds Eagles and falcons

Max Size

40 cm

Diet

Carnivore

Commercial Species

Yes

Global Dispersal

Native to Australia

Conservation Status

  • DSE Advisory List : Not listed
  • EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
  • IUCN Red List : Least Concern
  • CITES : Trade restrictions (Appendix II)

Author

article author Longmore, N. W.

Wayne Longmore is a Senior Collection manager of terrestrial vertebrates at Museum Victoria.

Author

article author O'Brien, R.

Rory O'Brien is a Collection Manager of terrestrial vertebrates at Museum Victoria.

citation

Cite this page as:
Longmore, N. W. & O'Brien, R., 2011, Collared Sparrowhawk, Accipiter cirrocephalus, in Taxonomic Toolkit for marine life of Port Phillip Bay, Museum Victoria, accessed 25 Mar 2017, http://portphillipmarinelife.net.au:8098/species/7876

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