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Little Sparrowhawk

Accipiter minullus (Daudin, 1800)

The Little Sparrowhawk (Accipiter minullus) is a species of bird of prey in the Accipitridae family. It is found in Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. This bird measures 20 to 25 cm (7.9 to 9.8 in) in length (about half of which is comprised by its tail), span 39–52 cm (15–20 in) across the wings and weighs around 85 g (3.0 oz). It is the world's smallest Accipiter and is possibly the smallest member of the diverse Accipitridae family. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Accipitriformes
Family:
  Accipitridae
Genus:
  Accipiter

Scientific:
  Accipiter minullus

Citation:
  (Daudin, 1800)

Reference:
  TraitedOrn.[Daudin] 2 p.88

Protonym:
  Falco minullus

Avibase ID:
  CE1CF6FD20908CDB

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/CE1CF6FD

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 175332

Geographic range:

  • Accipiter minullus: Forests and thornscrub of e and s Africa
English:
Little Sparrowhawk
Czech:
krahujec nejmenší
German:
Zwergsperber
Danish:
Afrikansk Spurvehøg
Spanish:
Gavilancito Chico
Finnish:
afrikanvarpushaukka
French:
Épervier minule
Italian:
Sparviere minore
Japanese:
afurikatsumi
Japanese:
アフリカツミ
Dutch:
Oost-Afrikaanse Dwergsperwer
Norwegian:
Dverghauk
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Dverghauk
Polish:
krogulec skromny
Portuguese:
Gavião-pequeno
Russian:
Африканский малый перепелятник
Slovak:
jastrab krahulček
Swedish:
dvärghök
Ukrainian:
Яструб савановий
Chinese:
非洲侏雀鹰


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
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African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
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African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
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African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
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African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
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African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
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Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
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Birdlife checklist version 00:
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Birdlife checklist version 01:
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Birdlife checklist version 02:
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Birdlife checklist version 03:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
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Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
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Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
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Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
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Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Épervier minule ( Accipiter minullus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Épervier minule ( Accipiter minullus) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
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Clements 3rd edition:
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Clements 4th edition:
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Clements 5th edition (as published):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition:
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
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Clements, version 2015:
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Clements, version 2016:
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Clements, version 2017:
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Clements, version 2018:
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Clements, version 2019:
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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 1.52:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
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eBird version 2019:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
African Little Sparrow Hawk ( Accipiter minullus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Little Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter minullus) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
Accipiter minullus [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
Accipiter minullus [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Accipiter minullus [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Little Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter minullus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
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Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Little Sparrowhawk ( Accipiter minullus) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Accipiter minullus [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Accipiter minullus [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Afrikaans: Kleinsperwer
Catalan: Esparver menut africà
Czech: Krahujec malý, krahujec nejmenší
Danish: Afrikansk Spurvehøg
German: Zwergsperber
English: Abyssinian Little Sparrowhawk, African Little Sparrow Hawk, African Little Sparrowhawk, East African Little Sparrowhawk, Little Sparrowhawk, Little Sparrow-Hawk
English (IOC): Little Sparrowhawk
English (Kenya): Little Sparrowhawk
Spanish: Azor Menor Africano, Gavilancito Chico
Spanish (Spain): Gavilán Chico
Spanish (HBW): Little Sparrowhawk
Estonian: jõgi-värbkull
Finnish: afrikanvarpushaukka, Pikkuvarpushaukka
French: Autour minule, Autour minulle, Épervier minule, Épervier minulle
Hungarian: törpehéja
Italian: Sparviere minore, Sparviero minore africano
Japanese: afurikatsumi
Japanese: アフリカツミ
Kwangali: Kakodi Gomununu
Scientific: Accipiter buttikoferi, Accipiter minullus, Accipiter minullus intermedius, Accipiter minullus minullus, Accipiter minullus tropicalis, Falco minullus
Lithuanian: Afrikinis mažasis paukštvanagis
Dutch: Oostafrikaanse Dwergsperwer, Oost-Afrikaanse Dwergsperwer
Norwegian Nynorsk: Dverghauk
Norwegian: Dverghauk
Polish: krogulec skromny
Portuguese: Gavião-pequeno
Russian: Африканский малый перепелятник, Африканский ястреб
Slovak: Jastrab krahulček
Shona: Rukodzi
Swedish: Afrikansk dvärghök, dvärghök
Swahili: Kipanga Mdogo
Ukrainian: Яструб савановий
Xhosa: Ukhetshana
Chinese: 非洲侏雀鹰
Chinese (Traditional): 小雀鷹
Zulu: uMqwayini

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