|Juvenile little sparrowhawk in South Africa|
(or Accipitriformes, q.v.)
The little sparrowhawk (Accipiter minullus) is a species of bird of prey in the Accipitridae family. It is found in Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. This bird measures 20 to 25 cm (7.9 to 9.8 in) in length (about half of which is comprised by its tail), span 39–52 cm (15–20 in) across the wings and weighs around 85 g (3.0 oz). It is the world's smallest Accipiter and is possibly the smallest member of the diverse Accipitridae family.
- BirdLife International (2012). "Accipiter minullus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
- Raptors of the World by Ferguson-Lees, Christie, Franklin, Mead & Burton. Houghton Mifflin (2001), ISBN 0-618-12762-3.
- Little sparrowhawk - Species text in The Atlas of Southern African Birds
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