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Madagascan Sparrowhawk
Madagascar Sparrowhawk
Information
Range Madagascar
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Accipitriformes
Family Accipitridae
Genus Accipiter
Species Accipiter madagascariensis
Conservation Status
NTSpecies
Near Threatened

The Madagascan sparrowhawk (Accipiter madagascariensis), is a species of bird of prey in the Accipitridae family.

It is endemic to Madagascar. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, dry savanna, and subtropical or tropical dry shrubland.

It is threatened by habitat loss.

It may form a superspecies with Eurasian sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) and rufous-chested sparrowhawk (Accipiter rufiventris) (Ferguson-Lees and Christie 2001).

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