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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.