Collared Sparrowhawk

Scientific Name: 

Accipiter cirrhocephalus


Small, cryptic and fast. Usually spotted diving from a branch to grab prey on the ground. In August 2014 we noticed a pair building a nest in a mahogany right near the house, so have been privileged to watch the nest-building process in action. It's a noisy process and involves a lot of high-pitched calling as you will hear in the audio. 

Collared Sparrowhawk nest-building
Collared Sparrowhawk