Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Hawks, Eagles and Kites :: Rufous-chested Sparrowhawk

Rufous-chested Sparrowhawk Accipiter rufiventris

Described by: Smith, A. (1830)
Alternate common name(s): Rufous-breasted Sparrowhawk, Red-breasted Sparrowhawk, Rufous-breasted Sparrow Hawk
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa - Jun 22, 2007 © Alan Manson 
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E. to s. Africa;
Fragmented distribution;
(1) Highlands of w. and c. Ethiopia and Eritrea.
(2) Locally from c. Zaire, Rwanda, Uganda, se. Sudan to e. Kenya (w. and c. highlands, Arusha National Park), Tanzania, Zambia, Angola, Malawi, w. Mozambique, Zimbabwe e. and s. South Africa (Transvaal, Natal, Losotho and s. Cape Province).


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


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