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Accipiter (bird hawks)

Synonyms: Erythrospizias; Spilospiza

Wikipedia Abstract

Accipiter is a genus of birds of prey in the family Accipitridae. The genus name is Latin for "hawk", from accipere, "to grasp". Most species are called goshawks or sparrowhawks, although all New World species are simply known as hawks. They can be anatomically distinguished from their relatives by the lack of a procoracoid foramen. Two small and aberrant species usually placed here do possess a large procoracoid foramen and are also distinct as regards DNA sequence. They may warrant separation in the old genus Hieraspiza.
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Accipiter albogularis (Pied Goshawk) (Attributes)
Accipiter badius (Shikra) (Attributes)
Accipiter bicolor (Bicolored Hawk) (Attributes)
Accipiter brachyurus (New Britain Sparrowhawk) (Vulnerable) (Attributes)
Accipiter brevipes (Levant Sparrowhawk) (Attributes)
Accipiter butleri (Nicobar Sparrowhawk) (Vulnerable) (Attributes)
Accipiter castanilius (Chestnut-flanked Sparrowhawk) (Attributes)
Accipiter chilensis (Chilean Hawk) (Attributes)
Accipiter chionogaster (White-breasted Hawk) (Attributes)
Accipiter cirrocephalus (Collared Sparrowhawk) (Attributes)
Accipiter collaris (Semicollared Hawk) (Attributes)
Accipiter cooperii (Cooper's Hawk) (Attributes)
Accipiter efficax (powerful goshawk)
Accipiter erythrauchen (Rufous-necked Sparrowhawk) (Attributes)
Accipiter erythronemius (Rufous-thighed Hawk) (Attributes)
Accipiter erythropus (Red-thighed Sparrowhawk) (Attributes)
Accipiter fasciatus (Brown Goshawk) (Attributes)
Accipiter francesiae (Frances's Sparrowhawk) (Attributes)
Accipiter gentilis (Northern Goshawk) (Attributes)
Accipiter griseiceps (Sulawesi Goshawk) (Attributes)
Accipiter gularis (Japanese Sparrowhawk) (Attributes)
Accipiter gundlachi (Gundlach's Hawk) (Endangered) (Attributes)
Accipiter haplochrous (White-bellied Goshawk) (Attributes)
Accipiter henicogrammus (Moluccan Goshawk) (Attributes)
Accipiter henstii (Henst's Goshawk) (Vulnerable) (Attributes)
Accipiter hiogaster (Variable Goshawk) (Attributes)
Accipiter imitator (Imitator Goshawk) (Attributes)
Accipiter luteoschistaceus (Slaty-mantled Goshawk) (Vulnerable) (Attributes)
Accipiter madagascariensis (Madagascar Sparrowhawk) (Attributes)
Accipiter melanochlamys (Black-mantled Goshawk) (Attributes)
Accipiter melanoleucus (Black Sparrowhawk) (Attributes)
Accipiter meyerianus (Meyer's Goshawk) (Attributes)
Accipiter minullus (Little Sparrowhawk) (Attributes)
Accipiter nanus (Dwarf Sparrowhawk) (Attributes)
Accipiter nisus (Eurasian Sparrowhawk) (Attributes)
Accipiter novaehollandiae (Grey Goshawk) (Attributes)
Accipiter ovampensis (Ovambo Sparrowhawk) (Attributes)
Accipiter poliocephalus (Grey-headed Goshawk) (Attributes)
Accipiter poliogaster (Grey-bellied Hawk) (Attributes)
Accipiter princeps (New Britain Goshawk) (Vulnerable) (Attributes)
Accipiter quartus (Gracile goshawk)
Accipiter rhodogaster (Vinous-breasted Sparrowhawk) (Attributes)
Accipiter rufitorques (Fiji Goshawk) (Attributes)
Accipiter rufiventris (Rufous-breasted Sparrowhawk) (Attributes)
Accipiter soloensis (Gray Frog-Hawk) (Attributes)
Accipiter striatus (Sharp-shinned Hawk) (Attributes)
Accipiter superciliosus (Tiny Hawk) (Attributes)
Accipiter sylvestris (Lesser Sundas Goshawk) (Attributes)
Accipiter tachiro (African Goshawk) (Attributes)
Accipiter toussenelii (Red-chested Goshawk) (Attributes)
Accipiter trinotatus (Spot-tailed Sparrowhawk) (Attributes)
Accipiter trivirgatus (Crested Goshawk) (Attributes)
Accipiter ventralis (Plain-breasted Hawk) (Attributes)
Accipiter virgatus (Besra) (Attributes)

External References

Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0