Genus ACCIPITER

This genus, to which the true Sparrow-Hawks belong, is separated from Astur on account of the much greater length and slenderness of the tarsi and toes. The middle toe is especially long, projecting far beyond the others. The bill from the gape is about one-third the length of the tarsus and about one-half the middle toe with the claw.

The genus Accipiter is almost cosmopolitan and comprises about 25 species, of which two are Indian.

Key to the Species.

a. No gular stripe; 5 or 6 dark bars, one terminal, on 4th quill in adults…………………………..A. nisus, p. 402.
b. Generally a dark gular stripe; 7 or 8 dark bars on 4th quill in adults…………………………..A. virgatus, p. 404.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
Blanford, William Thomas, ed. The Fauna of British India: Including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.3 1895.
Title in Book: 
Genus ACCIPITER
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1895
Page No: 
402
M_ID: 
2832
M_SN: 
Accipiter
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
1755

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