Vinous-breasted Sparrowhawk (Accipiter rhodogaster)

The Vinous-breasted Sparrowhawk (Accipiter rhodogaster) is a bird of prey found in the forests of Southeast Asia. It is a medium-sized hawk, measuring around 34 to 40 cm in length with a wingspan of 60 to 68 cm and weighs about 250 to 380 grams. They have a distinctive coloration, with males having a grey-blue head and back, a reddish-orange chest, and black wings and tail. Females, on the other hand, are brown above and have streaked underparts.

The Vinous-breasted Sparrowhawk is an agile hunter that preys on a variety of birds, small mammals, and reptiles. They use their sharp talons and hooked beak to capture their prey, which they often ambush from a concealed perch.

These birds are found in dense forests up to an altitude of 1000 meters. They are usually solitary, but they may be seen in pairs during the breeding season. The Vinous-breasted Sparrowhawk is known for its distinctive vocalizations, which include a series of high-pitched chirps followed by a descending whistle.

During the breeding season, the male Vinous-breasted Sparrowhawk performs elaborate courtship displays to attract a mate. They build their nests in the canopy of tall trees and lay two to four eggs. The female incubates the eggs, while the male provides food for both the female and the chicks.

Despite being widespread throughout their range, the Vinous-breasted Sparrowhawk is considered a species of least concern. However, their populations are declining in some areas due to habitat loss and fragmentation.

In conclusion, the Vinous-breasted Sparrowhawk is a fascinating bird of prey with unique features and habits. While their populations remain stable in some areas, it is essential to protect their habitats to ensure their long-term survival.

Other names

Accipiter rhodogaster



Vinous-breasted Sparrowhawk

esparver de pit rovellat



sulaveški kobac

krahujec vínoprsý

Rosenbrystet Spurvehøg



Épervier à poitrine rousse


Sparviere pettovinato


rusvakrūtis paukštvanagis


krogulec różany


Винногрудый перепелятник

jastrab ružovoprsý

Gavilán pechirrojo

rosabröstad hök

Kızıl Göğüslü Atmaca

яструб винногрудий


bormellű karvaly

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