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Record details

BirdPix:   6660
Province:   Limpopo
Country:   South Africa
Locus:   2430BD
Observer:   Solomon D
Date of record:   2010-11-24
Number of photos:   1
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:   Ovambo Sparrowhawk
Institution:   ADU-UCT
Record URL:
VM-number: 6660 - photo: 1

Comments by the Expert Panel on this record:

Comment number:   1
By:   Colin Summersgill
Comment:   Size is difficult to judge, but this bird looks quite small in comparison to the weeds on the ground. Ovambo should have dark red eyes. Cere and legs orange to yellow-orange to orange-red. The apparent thin white rump and two distinctive white spots on the tail look more like Little Sparrowhawk.
Date:   2014-02-06 22:44:52
Species name:   Accipiter minullus -- Little Sparrowhawk; Kleinsperwer
Species code:   158

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