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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Accipitridae — genus of rapacious birds..


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From Latin accipiter ("hawk").


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  • Three of the restricted-range species are listed as threatened (VU or higher) by IUCN: Bismarck sparrowhawk (Accipiter brachyurus), yellow-legged pigeon (Columba pallidiceps), and Bismarck owl (Tyto aurantia).

    New Britain-New Ireland lowland rain forests 2008

  • Four additional bird species are endangered: imitator sparrowhawk (Accipiter imitator), Woodford's rail (Nesoclopeus woodfordi), chestnut-bellied imperial pigeon (Ducula rubricera), and white-eyed starling (Aplonis brunneicapilla).

    Solomon Islands rain forests 2008

  • Other notable species include goshawk Accipiter hensti, which may be threatened, and lemurs Propithecus verreauxi deckeni, western gentle lemur Hapalemur griseus occidentalis, forked marked lemur Phaner forcifer, and Milne-Edwards sportive lemur Lepilemur edwardsi.

    Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve, Madagascar 2008

  • The following bird species occur in the Laurissilva forest: Accipiter nisus, Apus unicolor and Fringila coelebs maderensis.

    Floresta Laurissilva da Madeira, Portugal 2008

  • Projected logging levels in old-growth systems are expected to result in significant population declines in several species, including northern goshawk (Accipiter gentilis laingi), Alexander Archipelago wolf (Canis lupus ligoni), marten (Martes americana), northern flying squirrel (Glaucomys sabrinus), brown bear, and some neotropical and resident birds.

    Northern Pacific coastal forests 2008

  • Twenty-one species of native birds regularly utilize rainforest habitat, including the grey goshawk (Accipiter novaehollandiae), brown scrubwren (Sericornis humilis), and black currawong (Strepera fulignosa).

    Tasmanian temperate rain forests 2008


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