Scandinavian Mountains over 2000m - Flora & Fauna

Scandinavian Mountains over 2000 metres - James Baxter

Flora & FaunaBirds › Sparrowhawk

Accipiter nisus, Sparrowhawk, Spurvehauk. 36cm.

Sparrowhawk
An uncommon resident of the wooded valleys around the mountans.

Their nests are untidy masses of old twigs lined with fresh leafy ones, usually in a pine tree.

Both parents hunt for the chicks during breeding. They hunt small woodland birds by flying very fast along the margins of woodland clearings near the ground.

The female is larger and darker than the male.