Frances's Sparrowhawk (Accipiter francesiae)

Frances's Sparrowhawk bird, also known as the White-bellied Sparrowhawk, is a small bird of prey found in Central and Southern Africa. The bird is easily recognizable because of its striking white belly, black back, and red eyes.

Frances's Sparrowhawk bird is a carnivorous bird that feeds on small birds, insects, and small mammals. It is an agile hunter that can catch its prey in mid-air. Its hunting skills are highly developed, and it is known for its stealthy approach to prey.

The bird's habitat includes forests, savannas, and open woodlands. It is found in a variety of altitudes but is mostly seen at lower elevations. The bird is a resident of the African continent, and it prefers to stay in a single area for most of its life.

The Frances's Sparrowhawk is a monogamous bird that usually mates for life. The male bird will defend its territory against other males, while the female bird chooses a nesting site and builds the nest. The female bird usually lays between three to five eggs, and both parents incubate the eggs and raise the chicks.

The bird has no significant threats to its survival as a species, but environmental degradation and deforestation are significant dangers that can lead to a reduction in the bird's population. Its population is deemed to be stable, and therefore, it is classified as a species of Least Concern by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

In conclusion, Frances's Sparrowhawk bird is a beautiful and fascinating bird of prey found in Central and Southern Africa. Its hunting skills and monogamous nature make it a valuable part of the ecosystem. It is an essential species in the region and needs to be preserved.

Other names

Accipiter francesiae



Frances's Sparrowhawk

esparver de Frances



madagaskarski kobac

krahujec Francesin

Rødbåndet Spurvehøg



Épervier de Frances


Astore di Frances


madagaskarinis vanagas


krogulec malgaski


Мадагаскарский ястреб

Francisov kobac

jastrab bledoprsý

Gavilán de Frances


Frances Atmacası

яструб коморський