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Male capturin stirlin
Female shawin baured breist
Scientific classification edit
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Aves
Order: Accipitriformes
Faimily: Accipitridae
Genus: Accipiter
Species: A. nisus
Binomial name
Accipiter nisus

A. n. granti
A. n. melaschistos
A. n. nisosimilis
A. n. nisus
A. n. punicus
A. n. wolterstorffi

Range o A. nisus      Breedin      Resident      Non-breedin      Passage

Falco nisus Linnaeus, 1758

Accipiter nisus

The Spur-hawk, blue hawk, blue merlin or gleg hawk (Accipiter nisus) is a smaw bird o prey in the faimily Accipitridae that includes mony ither diurnal Birds o prey sic as eagles an bizzarts. Adult male Spur-hawks haes bluish gray upperpairts an orange-strippit unnerpairts; females an bairns are broun abuin wi broun strips ablow. The male is up tae 25 % smawer nor the female - the lairgest differ atween the sexes in ony bird species.

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