Collared Sparrowhawk (species: Accipiter (Accipiter) cirrocephalus) in Timallallie NP (Gaia Guide)
Accipiter (Accipiter) cirrocephalus
Collared Sparrowhawk

©Lip Kee: Collared Sparrowhawk (Accipiter (Accipiter) cirrocephalus)

©Lip Kee Yap: Collared Sparrowhawk (Accipiter (Accipiter) cirrocephalus)

©David Cook: Male Collared Sparrowhawk (Accipiter (Accipiter) cirrocephalus)
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Accipitriformes
Family Accipitridae
Genus Accipiter
Species Accipiter (Accipiter) cirrocephalus
Status least concern



Distinguishing features

The upperparts are grey with a chestnut collar; the underparts are mainly rufous, finely barred with white. (Wikipedia)


  • From 30 cm to 40 cm (Length of specimen)


  • From 55 cm to 80 cm


Similar taxa


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Distribution and habitat preferences

It is found in Australia, and New Guinea and nearby smaller islands.

The Collared Sparrowhawk is widespread through Australia and New Guinea except for sandy deserts. It is found in forests and woodlands. (Wikipedia)

Audio recordings


Juvenile. Two fledged youngsters near nest site. Recorded at Royal National Park, New South Wales in Australia.

© Greg McLachlan


Recorded at Royal National Park, New South Wales in Australia.

© Marc Anderson


It feeds mainly on small birds, occasionally insects. (Wikipedia)

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