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Eurasian Sparrowhawk
Accipiter nisus (Linnaeus, 1758)
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Order:
  Accipitriformes
Family:
  Accipitridae
Genus:
  Accipiter

Scientific:
  Accipiter nisus

Citation:
  (Linnaeus, 1758)

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.92

Protonym:
  Falco Nisus

Avibase ID:
  DB376A66278ED21E

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 175333

Geographic range:

  • Accipiter nisus nisus: Europe to Asia Minor and Siberia; winters to Africa
  • Accipiter nisus granti: Madeira and Canary Islands
  • Accipiter nisus punicus: NW Africa (Morocco to Tunisia)
  • Accipiter nisus wolterstorffi: Corsica and Sardinia
  • Accipiter nisus nisosimilis: Central and e Asia; winters to India, Sri Lanka and Indochina
  • Accipiter nisus melaschistos: Himalayas and mountains of central Asia
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Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Eurasian Sparrowhawk
Czech:
  krahujec obecný
German:
  Sperber
Danish:
  Spurvehøg
Spanish:
  Gavilán Común
Finnish:
  varpushaukka
French:
  Épervier d'Europe
Icelandic:
  Sparrhaukur
Italian:
  Sparviere
Japanese:
  haitaka
Japanese:
  ハイタカ
Dutch:
  Sperwer
Norwegian:
  Spurvehauk
Polish:
  krogulec
Portuguese:
  Gavião da Europa
Portuguese (Brazil):
  Eurasian Sparrowhawk
Russian:
  Ястреб-перепелятник
Slovak:
  jastrab krahulec
Swedish:
  sparvhök
Chinese:
  雀鹰


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition):
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition, incl. Jan 2009 suppl.):
   Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Épervier d'Europe ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Épervier d'Europe ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
   European Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
   European Sparrow Hawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   Northern Sparrow Hawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   Northern Sparrow Hawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (3/07/2017):
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.01:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.02:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.03:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.04:
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.05:
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.01:
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.02:
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.03:
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.04:
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.01:
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.02:
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.03:
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.04:
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.01:
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.02:
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.03:
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.04:
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.01:
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.02:
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.03:
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
Oriental Bird Club:
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
    Accipiter nisus [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
    Accipiter nisus [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Accipiter nisus [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Accipiter nisus [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Accipiter nisus [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Arabic: الباشق, الباشق الباشق
Asturian: Ferre
Azerbaijani: Bildirçinçalan, Xırdı qırğı
Belarusian: pierapiołačnik, перапёлачнік, Шуляк-карагольчык
Bulgarian: mal"k jastreb, Малък ястреб
Bengali: ইউরেশীয় চড়ুইশিকরে
Breton: Ar sparfell c'hlas, sparfell c'hlas, Sparfell glas
Catalan: esparver, Esparver comú, Esparver vulgar
Catalan (Balears): Esparver
Valencian: Esparver
Czech: krahujec, Krahujec obecný
Welsh: Curyll glas, gwalch glas, Gwipia, Gwipiwr, Llamysten
Danish: Spurvehøg
German: Sperber
Greek: (Κοινό) Ξεφτέρι, [Xefteri], xefteri, ξεφτέρι, Τζικλοσιάχινο, Τσιχλογέρακο
Greek (Cypriot): Τζικλοσιάχινο
Emiliano-romagnolo: Falcàtt da pàser
English: Common Sparrowhawk, eurasian sparrow hawk, Eurasian Sparrowhawk, European Sparrow Hawk, European Sparrowhawk, Northern Sparrow Hawk, Northern Sparrowhawk, Sparrow hawk, Sparrowhawk
Esperanto: Nizo
Spanish: Gavilan, Gavilán, Gavilán comun, Gavilán Común, Gavilán Vulgar
Estonian: Raudkull
Basque: Esparver vulgar, gabirai, Gabirai arrunta
Persian: قرقی
Finnish: Varpushaukka
Faroese: spurvaheykur
French: Autour des palombes, epervier, Épervier d’Europe, Epervier d'Europe, Épervier d'Europe
Friulian: sparvâl
Frisian: sparwer
Irish: gabián, naile, speirsheabhac, spioróg
Gaelic: Speireag
Galician: Esparver vulgar, Gabián, Gavián
Guarani: Taguato
Manx: hawk shawk sperriu, Shawk, Shawk sperriu, Shirragh, Shirragh ny Giark
Hebrew: נץ מצוי
Croatian: Kobac
Hungarian: Karvaly
Armenian: [Lorachurak ], Լորաճուռակ
Icelandic: Sparrhaukur
Italian: Arpèglia, Falchèt, Sparviere, Sparviere eurasiatico, sparviero, Sparviero eurasiatico
Brescian: Falchèt
Napulitano: Arpèglia
Japanese: haitaka, Hai-taka
Japanese: ハイタカ
Japanese (Kanji):
Georgian: მიმინო
Khakas: Хус хартығазы
Kazakh: Қырғи
Kazakh (Transliteration): qırğï
Korean: 새매
Korean (Transliteration): sae-mae
Cornish: Sparhok, sparrhok
Latin: Accipiter nisus, Falco Nisus
Ladino: sparvel pice
Luxembourgish: Spréiwenhuer
Ladin: Sparvel pice
Lithuanian: Paprastasis paukštvanagis, paukštvanagis
Latvian: zvirbulu vanags, zvirbuļu vanags, zvirbuļvanags
Macedonian: jastreb vrapčar, jастреб врапчар, Јастреб врапчар
Mongolian: Морин харцага, Морин харцгай
Mongolian (Bichig): ᠮᠣᠷᠢ ᠶᠢᠨ ᠬᠠᠷᠴᠠᠭ᠎ᠠ
Mongolian (Bichig, Inner Mongolia): ᠬᠢᠷᠭᠣᠢ
Mongolian (Cyrillic, Inner Mongolia): Хяргуй
Mongolian (Transliteration): khyargui, moriŋ khartsag , moriŋ khartsg ai
Malay: Burung Lang Sewah Utara
Maltese: sparvier
Dutch: Sperwer
Norwegian: Spurvehauk
Occitan: esparvièr
Polish: krogulec, krogulec (zwyczajny), Krogulec zwyczajny
Pinyin: běi què-yīng, chī, duǒzi, lái-jiū, lǎo yào-yīng, lǎo-yīng, mó-yīng, què-yīng, shuǎng- jiū, shuǎng-jiū, xì-xiōng, yào, yào-yīng, yàozi
Portuguese: gaviăo, gavião, Gavião da Europa
Romansh: sprer, sprer (pitschen), sprer pitschen
Romanian: Hulyaika, Hulyo, hulyo hulyaika, uliu pasarar, uliu păsărar
Romany: Hulyo
Russian: perepeljatnik, Perepelyatnik, Малый ястреб, Перепелятник, Перепелятник обыкновенный, Ястреб-перепелятник
Sardinian: astoreddu, astorittu, astorittu feridori, cippàggiu, futtientu, ispalaeru, isparagheri, scatta de pisci, spreberi, tzappaju
Scots: speireag
Northern Sami: Bissehávka, cihcefálli, dihtti
Slovak: jastrab krahulec
Slovenian: skobec
Albanian: Gjeraqina e shkurtes, gjeraqina e shkurtës
Serbian: kobac, obicni kobac, obični kobac, кобац
Swedish: Sparvhök
Swahili: Kipanga wa Ulaya
Thai: เหยี่ยวนกกระจอกใหญ่
Thai (Transliteration): yìaw nók krà-còaak yày
Turkmen: atmaca
Turkish: Atmaca, Bayağı Atmaca, Қырғи
Tuvinian: Бичии хартыга, Куштаар хартыга
Ukrainian: jastrub malij, pеrеpеljatnik, Малий яструб, перепелятник, яструб малий
Vietnamese: Chim Ưng mày trắng, Ưng mày trắng
Sorbian, Lower: sćagłow
Sorbian, Upper: kraholc, škraholc
Chinese: [bei que-ying], [chi], [lai-jiu], [lao yao-ying], [que-ying], [xi-xioong], [yao], [yao-ying], 北雀鷹, 摩鹰, 朵子, 来鸠, 爽鸠, 细胸, 老鹞鹰, 老鹰, 雀 鹰, 雀鷹, 雀鹰, 鸱, 鹞, 鹞子, 鹞鹰
Chinese (Traditional): 來鳩, 摩鷹, 朵子, 爽鳩, 細胸, 老鷂鷹, 老鷹, 雀鷹, 鴟, 鷂, 鷂子, 鷂鷹
Chinese (Taiwan, Traditional): 北雀鷹
Chinese (Taiwan): [bei que-ying], 北雀鷹, 北雀鹰

 

         

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