Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Hawks, Eagles and Kites :: Besra

Besra Accipiter virgatus

Described by: Temminck (1822)
Alternate common name(s): Besra Sparrowhawk, Besra Sparrow Hawk, Philippine Sparrowhawk
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Mt. Kinabalu Park, Borneo, Malaysia - 2002 © Paul Huang 
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Oriental region;
Fragmented distribution;
(1) W. Himalayas of Nepal and n. India (Garhwal to Assam) e. to c. and s. China (s. Shensi, Szechwan, Yunnan and Kwangsi) and Indochina.
(2) Mountains of Taiwan.
(3) Sw. India (s. from Bombay to w. Ghats, Maharashtra to Kerala) and se. India (e. Ghats in Andhra Pradesh) and Sri Lanka.
(4) Andaman Is. and possibly Nicobar Is.
(5) Burma, Thailand and possibly Malay Peninsula.
(6) N. and e. Philippines (Luzon, Mindoro, Negros and Catanduanes).
(7) Se. Philippines (Cebu, Bohol, Leyte, Samar, Siquijor and Mindanao).
(8) N. Borneo.
(9) Sumatra.
(10) Java and Bali.
(11) Lesser Sundas (Flores Is.).


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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