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BirdPix:   27561
Province:   KwaZulu-Natal
Country:   South Africa
Locus:   2930DD
Observer:   Jackson Mike
Date of record:   2016-06-04
Number of photos:   1
Notes:   Juvenile. Was trying to catch drongos and starlings for at least 10 minutes without success. The drongos and starlings were not afraid to taunt the predator and merely avoided his attacks, settling back in the same tree as their attacker. The sparrowhawk was no bigger than the birds he was chasing!
Last updated:   2020-12-03 13:24:41
Sp. code:   158
Species name:   Accipiter minullus
Common name:   Little Sparrowhawk -- Kleinsperwer
Family:   Accipitridae
Record status:   ACCEPTED
Collector's species id:   Little Sparrowhawk
Institution:   ADU-UCT
Record URL:   http://vmus.adu.org.za/?vm=BirdPix-27561
VM-number: 27561 - photo: 1

Comments by the Expert Panel on this record:

Comment number:   1
By:   Malcolm Robinson
Comment:  
Date:   2016-06-06 17:54:47
Species name:   Accipiter minullus -- Little Sparrowhawk; Kleinsperwer
Species code:   158

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