Rufous-necked sparrowhawk

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Rufous-necked sparrowhawk
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Accipitriformes
Family: Accipitridae
Genus: Accipiter
Species: A. erythrauchen
Binomial name
Accipiter erythrauchen
Gray, 1861

The rufous-necked sparrowhawk (Accipiter erythrauchen) is a species of bird of prey in the family Accipitridae. It is endemic to the Maluku Islands of Indonesia. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.


It is mostly grey with a rufous neck with yellow feet and yellow black-tipped bill. The juvenile is brown.