Accipiter francesiae A. Smith, 1834 — Overview

Frances's Sparrowhawk learn more about names for this taxon

IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)


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Frances's Sparrowhawk

Frances's sparrowhawk (Accipiter francesiae) is a small hawk. The nominate subspecies, A. f. francesiae, is endemic to Madagascar. The race from Anjouan, Accipiter francesiae pusillus is possibly extinct.

The name commemorates Lady Frances Cole (died 1847), wife of the Cape Colony governor Lowry Cole.[3]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Accipiter francesiae". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Frances's Goshawk on Avibase
  3. ^ Jobling, James A (1991). A Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names. OUP. ISBN 0 19 854634 3. 


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