Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Hawks, Eagles and Kites :: Ovampo Sparrowhawk

Ovampo Sparrowhawk Accipiter ovampensis

Described by: Gurney (1875)
Alternate common name(s): Ovambo Sparrowhawk, Ovampo Sparrow Hawk, Red-thighed Sparrowhawk
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


South Africa - Dec, 1998 © W. S. Clark 
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Ethiopia; E. Africa to n. s. Africa;
Two populations;
Isolated population in s. Ethiopia. Angola, n. Zaire, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya (nw. Mara Game Refuge and near Namanga), Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, ne. Namibia, n. Botswana and n. South Africa (Transvaal).
An apparent migrant in Senegambia, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Benin, Mali, Nigeria, Cameroon and Chad.


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


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