Native Animals

Accipiter gularis

Japanese Sparrowhawk
LC
Least Concern
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
ver 3.1, 2016
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SSN 22730
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Taxonomy

The taxanomic status is pending for approval

Gallery  

Juvenile (Female)

Description

The Japanese Sparrowhawk, also known as Asiatic Sparrowhawk is the smallest accipiter with measurement between 25-30 cm. This species can be differentiated from the Besra (Accipiter virgatus) by the indistinct mesial stripe and lack of dark streaks on upper breast. The male species can be identified by the rufous pale on belly and breast with indistinct whitish bars. Meanwhile, the female has dark grey-brown upperparts with thin dark brown bars on the white underparts (Strange & Jeyarajasingam, 1993; Jeyarajasingam & Pearson, 2012).

This species breeds in eastern Russia, China and Japan and migrating through South-East Asia to the Greater and Lesser Sundas during winter. It is known to inhabit open country, scrubs, mangroves, forests and forest edge where it usually seen solitarily in the tree crowns. It can also be seen in flocks during peak migration (Strange & Jeyarajasingam, 1993; Jeyarajasingam & Pearson, 2012).

Habits

  Part Habit
 
Solitary   —   Single only.

Habitats

No Description Suitability Seasonality
1
Artificial - Terrestrial → Arable Land
Suitable Non-breeding
2
Artificial - Terrestrial → Plantations
Suitable Non-breeding
3
Artificial - Terrestrial → Plantations
Suitable Breeding
4
Artificial - Terrestrial → Rural Gardens
Suitable Non-breeding
5
Artificial - Terrestrial → Rural Gardens
Suitable Breeding
6
Artificial - Terrestrial → Urban Areas
Suitable Non-breeding
7
Artificial - Terrestrial → Urban Areas
Suitable Breeding
8
Forest → Subtropical/Tropical Mangrove Forest Vegetation Above High Tide Level
Suitable Non-breeding
9
Forest → Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland Forest
Suitable Breeding
10
Forest → Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland Forest
Suitable Non-breeding
11
Shrubland → Subtropical/Tropical Dry Shrubland
Suitable Non-breeding
12
Wetlands → Permanent Rivers, Streams, Creeks [includes waterfalls]
Suitable Non-breeding
13
Wetlands → Permanent Rivers, Streams, Creeks [includes waterfalls]
Suitable Breeding
References : http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/classification-schemes/habitats-classification-scheme-ver3

Assessment

Year Published Assessment Red List Category Version
2016 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
3.1
2015 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
3.1
2012 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
3.1
2009 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
N/A
2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
N/A
2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
N/A
2000 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
N/A
1994 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
N/A
1988 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
N/A

Location

by State Location
  • Johore 1
  • Kedah 2
  • Malacca 1
  • Pahang 2
  • Penang 2
  • Sabah 1
  • Federal Territories of Putrajaya 1
Based on publications, specimens, and images

Biodiversity Experts

Profile
Abdul Rahman (Mr.)
Department of Wildlife and National Parks (PERHILITAN)
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  • Biodiversity
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  • Ecosystems
  • Environment
  • Forest
  • Protected Areas
  • Wildlife Trade
  • PM
Azmi Mat Ali (Mr.)
Department of Wildlife and National Parks (PERHILITAN)
  • Birds (Taxonomy)
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Wildlife Trade
  • PM
Ismail Bin Hj. Mamat (Mr.)
Department of Wildlife and National Parks (PERHILITAN)
  • Birds
  • Biodiversity
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  • Invasive Alien Species
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Meor Amran Bin Meor Zulkifilee (Mr.)
Birdgroup Taman Negara (BGTN)
  • Birds
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  • Forest
  • Management
  • Tourism
  • PM
Mohammad Shahfiz Azman (Mr.)
Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
  • Amphibians
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  • Awareness
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  • Forest
  • Landscape
  • Law and Policy
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  • Science
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  • PM
  • SBH
  • SWK
  • SEA
Mohd Abdul Muin Bin Md Akil (Mr.)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  • Amphibians
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  • Reptiles
  • Snakes
  • Biodiversity
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  • Evolution
  • Genetics
  • Molecular
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Rahmah Binti Ilias (Mrs.)
Department of Wildlife and National Parks (PERHILITAN)
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Rosli Hashim (Prof. Dr.)
University of Malaya (UM)
  • Birds (Ecology)
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Rosli Ramli (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)
University of Malaya (UM)
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Syaizwan Zahmir Zulkifli (Dr.)
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
  • Birds (Ecology)
  • Fishes (Ecology)
  • Molluscs (Ecology)
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Ecosystems
  • Marine & Coastal
  • Water
PM - Peninsular Malaysia; SBH - Sabah; SWK - Sarawak; SEA - Southeast Asia; W - World;

References

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Book
  1. A Checklist of the Birds of Malaysia Second Edition, 2015. Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Nature Society - Bird Conservation Council, Malaysia. pp. 60.
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Checklist
  1. Senarai Nama-nama Burung Semenanjung Malaysia dan Asia Tenggara (1981)
Magazine/Bulletin
  1. Malaysian Naturalist, Vol. 72 (3), 3/2019. Malaysian Nature Society, Malaysia.

Acknowledgements :- Mr. Abdul Razak Mohd Nor Rasid, Mr. Ahmad Amir Firdaus Bin Mad Apandi, Ms. Aida Salihah Binti Abu Bakar, Ms. Ajla Rafidah Baharom, Ms. Amirah Hasanah Binti Mazlan, Mrs. Aziemah Binti Kinan, Ms. Fatin Qurratul 'ain Binti Saberam, Ms. Heng Pooi San, Mr. Muhammad Izzuddin Bin Hazan, Ms. Norayuni Binti Ramlee, Mrs. Nur Hazwanie Binti Abd Halim, Ms. Nurfadzilah Bt Azmi, Ms. Nurfarhana Hizan Binti Hijas, Ms. Nurliyana Binti Abd Rahman, Ms. Nursyafiqa Madzlen, Ms. Siti Zubaidah Binti Abdul Latif, Mr. Tan Kok Kiat & Mr. Yasser Mohamed Arifin

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