Accipiter rhodogaster, Vinous-breasted Sparrowhawk,

Written by on November 19, 2010 in Java Bromo Animal with 0 Comments

Accipiter rhodogaster, Vinous-breasted Sparrowhawk,

Elang-alap dada-merah The genus Accipiter is a group of birds of prey in the family Accipitridae, many oAccipiter rhodogaster, Vinous-breasted Sparrowhawk, f which are named as goshawks and sparrow hawks.

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 than males. They often ambush their prey, mainly small birds and mammals, capturing it after a short chase. The typical flight pattern is a series of flaps followed by a short glide. They are commonly found in wooded or shrubby areas.

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