Accipiter gularis, Coenraad Jacob Temminck & Hermann Schlegel, 1844
The Japanese sparrowhawk (Accipiter gularis) is a bird of prey in the family Accipitridae which also includes many other diurnal raptors such as eagles, buzzards and harriers.
It breeds in China, Japan, Korea and Siberia; winters in Indonesia and Philippines, passing through the rest of South-east Asia. It is a bird of open and wooded areas.
It is 23–30 cm in length, with the female larger than the male. Males have dark barred underwings, lightly barred underparts, dark grey upperparts and red eyes. Females have yellow eyes and dark barred underparts. Juveniles have brown upperparts and streaks on the breast.
It feeds on smaller birds taken in flight, and has occasionally been observed feeding on bats.
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Category / Seasonal Status
Wiki listed status (concerning Thai population): Passage migrant and winter visitor
Recorded in an apparently wild state within the last 50 years BCST Category:
Non-breeding visitor BCST Seasonal status:
Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata Class Aves Order Accipitriformes Family Accipitridae Genus Accipiter Species Accipiter gularis
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Ban Pho District, Chachoengsao Bang Phra Non-Hunting Area Bang Pu Recreation Centre Bang Saphan Noi District, Prachuap Khiri Khan Bangkok Province Borabue District, Maha Sarakham Bueng Boraped Non-Hunting Area Chiang Dao District, Chiang Mai Chiang Dao Wildlife Sanctuary Chiang Saen District, Chiang Rai Doi Inthanon National Park Doi Lo District, Chiang Mai Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary Hat Wanakon National Park Hat Yai District, Songkhla Hua Hin District, Prachuap Khiri Khan Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary Kaeng Krachan District, Phetchaburi Kaeng Krachan National Park Khao Dinsor (Chumphon Raptor Center) Khao Laem Ya - Mu Ko Samet National Park Khao Luang National Park Khao Phanom Bencha National Park Khao Phra - Bang Khram Wildlife Sanctuary Khao Phra Thaeo Wildlife Sanctuary Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park Khao Soi Dao Wildlife Sanctuary Khao Sok National Park Khao Yai National Park Khao Yoi District, Phetchaburi Khon San District, Chaiyaphum Klaeng District, Rayong Kui Buri National Park Laem Pak Bia Mae Ai District, Chiang Mai Mae Wong National Park Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai Mueang Chumphon District, Chumphon Mueang Kanchanaburi District, Kanchanaburi Mueang Khon Kaen District, Khon Kaen Mueang Krabi District, Krabi Mueang Nonthaburi District, Nonthaburi Mueang Phetchaburi District, Phetchaburi Mueang Phuket District, Phuket Mueang Samut Sakhon District, Samut Sakhon Mueang Surat Thani District, Surat Thani Mueang Surin District, Surin Mueang Tak District, Tak Nong Bong Khai Non-Hunting Area Nong Ya Plong District, Phetchaburi Pachee River Wildlife Sanctuary Pak Phli District, Nakhon Nayok Pak Thale Pathio District, Chumphon Phi Phi Islands Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Phu Khiao Wildlife Sanctuary Phu Langka National Park Phutthamonthon District, Nakhon Pathom Pran Buri Forest Park Sai Yok District, Kanchanaburi Samae San Island Samut Prakan Province Sawi District, Chumphon Si Racha District, Chonburi Similan Islands Sirinat National Park Sop Prap District, Lampang Sri Phang-nga National Park Surin Islands Tai Rom Yen National Park Takua Pa District, Phang Nga Tarutao National Marine Park Tha Chana District, Surat Thani Tha Phae District, Satun Tha Yang District, Phetchaburi Thai Mueang District, Phang Nga Thalang District, Phuket Thanyaburi District, Pathum Thani Thap Lan National Park Yan Ta Khao District, Trang Range map of Accipiter gularis in Thailand
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