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Nicobar Sparrowhawk
02 10 101 Accipiter butleri
Information
Range Nicobar Islands of India.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Accipitriformes
Family Accipitridae
Genus Accipiter
Species Accipiter butleri
Conservation Status
VUSpecies
Vulnerable

The Nicobar sparrowhawk (Accipiter butleri), is a species of bird of prey in the Accipitridae family. It is endemic to the Nicobar Islands of India. There are two subspecies, the nominate race which is found on Car Nicobar in the north of the archipelago, and Accipiter butleri obsoletus, from Katchal and Camorta in the central part of the Nicobars. A museum specimen originally attributed to this species from the island of Great Nicobar was later found to be a misidentified Besra.

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.

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