Accipiter francesiae   (A. Smith)


 
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Anjouan Island Sparrowhawk
(Accipiter francesiae pusillus (Gurney))

 
syn. -

 
distribution:

Comoros: Anjouan

 
local name: -

 
size: ca. 25 cm (length)

extinction date: last record 1958

 
Frances' Goshawk occurs with altogether four subspecies in Madagascar and the Comoros, where the birds can be found in all types of forest and in cultivated land.

The subspecies from the island of Anjouan was last recorded in the year 1958 and is considered extinct.

 
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Anjouan Island Sparrowhawk (Accipiter francesiae pusillus)


Depiction from: 'P. L. Sclater: On the Birds of the Comoro Islands. Ibis 6: 292-300. 1864'

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