Accipiter

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Accipiter
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Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Falconiformes
Family:Accipitridae
Genus:Accipiter

The genus Accipiter is a group of birds of prey in the family Accipitridae.

These birds are slender with short broad rounded wings and a long tail which helps them maneuver in flight. They have long legs and long sharp talons used to kill their prey and a sharp hooked bill used in feeding. Females tend to be larger in size than males.

They often ambush their prey, capturing it after a short chase. They mainly eat small birds and mammals.

The typical flight pattern is a series of flaps followed by a short glide. They are commonly found in wooded or shrubby areas.

The full list of species is:

  • Goshawk, Accipiter gentilis
  • Sparrowhawk, Accipiter nisus
  • Grey-bellied Goshawk, Accipiter poliogaster
  • Crested Goshawk, Accipiter trivirgatus
  • Sulawesi Goshawk, Accipiter griseiceps
  • Red-chested Goshawk, Accipiter toussenelii
  • African Goshawk, Accipiter tachiro
  • Chinese Goshawk, Accipiter soloensis
  • Frances' Goshawk, Accipiter francesii
  • Spot-tailed Goshawk, Accipiter trinotatus
  • Grey Goshawk, Accipiter novaehollandiae
  • Brown Goshawk, Accipiter fasciatus
  • Black-mantled Goshawk, Accipiter melanochlamys
  • Pied Goshawk, Accipiter albogularis
  • Fiji Goshawk, Accipiter rufitorques
  • White-bellied Goshawk, Accipiter haplochrous
  • Moluccan Goshawk, Accipiter henicogrammus
  • Grey-headed Goshawk, Accipiter poliocephalus
  • New Britain Goshawk, Accipiter princeps
  • Black Goshawk, Accipiter melanoleucus
  • Henst's Goshawk, Accipiter henstii
  • Meyer's Goshawk, Accipiter meyerianus
  • Chestnut-flanked Sparrowhawk, Accipiter castanilius
  • Nicobar Sparrowhawk, Accipiter butleri
  • Levant Sparrowhawk, Accipiter brevipes
  • Slaty-mantled Sparrowhawk, Accipiter luteoschistaceus
  • Imitator Sparrowhawk, Accipiter imitator
  • Red-thighed Sparrowhawk, Accipiter erythropus
  • Little Sparrowhawk, Accipiter minullus
  • Japanese Sparrowhawk, Accipiter gularis
  • Small Sparrowhawk, Accipiter nanus
  • Rufous-necked Sparrowhawk, Accipiter erythrauchen
  • Collared Sparrowhawk, Accipiter cirrocephalus
  • New Britain Sparrowhawk, Accipiter brachyurus
  • Vinous-breasted Sparrowhawk, Accipiter rhodogaster
  • Madagascar Sparrowhawk, Accipiter madagascariensis
  • Ovampo Sparrowhawk, Accipiter ovampensis
  • Rufous-chested Sparrowhawk, Accipiter rufiventris
  • Shikra, Accipiter badius
  • Tiny Hawk, Accipiter superciliosus
  • Semicollared Hawk, Accipiter collaris
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk, Accipiter striatus
  • White-breasted Hawk, Accipiter chionogaster
  • Plain-breasted Hawk, Accipiter ventralis
  • Rufous-thighed Hawk, Accipiter erythronemius
  • Cooper's Hawk, Accipiter cooperii
  • Gundlach's Hawk, Accipiter gundlachi
  • Bicoloured Hawk, Accipiter bicolor
  • Besra, Accipiter virgatusbg:Ястреби

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