Accipiter nisus

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Synonyms for Accipiter nisus

small hawk of Eurasia and northern Africa

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Thirty minutes later we observed another mobbing event at the same place, but this time the swallows mobbed a real Eurasian Sparrowhawk.
Naturalists have long noted a resemblance between Common Cuckoos and Eurasian Sparrowhawks, both in terms of plumage features and flight characteristics.
In a series of elegant experiments Welbergen and Davies (Welbergen and Davies 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012; Davies and Welbergen 2008, 2009) provide clear evidence that cuckoos mimic Eurasian Sparrowhawks, at least in some plumage features, and that such mimicry affects the way that cuckoos are treated by some hosts.
Increased site fidelity with increasing age or experience has been reported for Eurasian Sparrowhawks and Common Kestrels (Newton and Marquiss 1982, Village 1990, Newton and Wyllie 1992, Newton 1993).
Similarly, Eurasian Sparrowhawks that moved did not have better success than birds that stayed at the same nesting territory (Newton and Marquiss 1982).
Female American Kestrels, like Common Kestrels (Village 1990), Eurasian Sparrowhawks (Newton and Marquiss 1982), and Merlins (James et al.