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Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus   - With prey
Eurasian Sparrowhawk
Photographer : © Shyam Ghate
Location :Wakro, Lohit District, Arunachal Pradesh, India
Date : 2 March 2018
English synonyms:Eurasian Sparrow Hawk, Common Sparrowhawk, European Sparrowhawk, European Sparrow Hawk, Northern Sparrowhawk, Northern Sparrow Hawk, Sparrowhawk, Sparrow Hawk
Bird Family :Accipitrinae - Hawks, Bazas, Honey-buzzards, Eagles, Kites, Vultures, Harriers & Buzzards
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :Note the bulging crop.

Witnessed an early morning kill of a swift in flight by this Eurasian Sparrowhawk At the moment of take-off by the Sparrowhawk, the swift had a lead of about 30-40 metres - a testimony to the speed and hunting skill of the predator. - SG

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