New Britain Sparrowhawk

These sparrowhawks are grey with a white underbelly and orange accents on the neck. They are often characterized by their large feet. They are the only hawk in New Britain or the Solomon Islands that has a middle toe that is longer than the rest. The feet of the New Britain Sparrowhawks are pale yellow. These small birds only grow to be 27–34 cm long.

The New Britain Sparrowhawk is classified as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.

The New Britain Sparrowhawk (Accipiter brachyurus) is a threatened species of bird of prey. It is endemic to two Papua New Guinea islands, New Britain and New Ireland. Even in 1934 Ernst Mayr, in his survey of mountain bird life during the Whitney South Sea Expedition, found the New Britain Sparrowhawk to be very rare. . More

Order : Falconiformes
Family : Accipitridae
Genus : Accipiter
Species : brachyurus
Authority : (Ramsay, 1879)