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2014-06-18 23:14:32

Accipiter Radar is proud to announce the appointment of Mr.

2012-07-18 23:03:35

The Accipiter® Bird Protection Radar System recently installed at Syncrude Canada Ltd.

2008-04-26 10:15:57

A hawk was found dead along a California highway with the claw of a songbird protruding from its chest. It's not clear, however, if the partially digested meal, one claw somehow managing to get back out from a terribly wrong location, had anything to do with the hawk's death.

Latest Accipiter Reference Libraries

2009-03-25 18:27:30

The Harris Hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus) is a bird of prey found from southwestern USA south to Chile and central Argentina. There are three subspecies: P. u. superior from Baja California, Arizona, Sonora, and Sinaloa, P. u. harrisi from Texas, eastern Mexico, and much of Central America, and P. u. unicinctus from South America. Its habitat is sparse woodland and semi-desert, marshes (with some trees) in some parts of its range, and mangrove swamps in South America. The Harris Hawk is a...

2006-03-01 07:02:24

The Dark Chanting Goshawk (Melierax metabates) is a bird of prey in the family Accipitridae. It can be found in sub-Saharan Africa, except for the rain forests of the Congo basin. There is also a small and declining isolated population in Morocco. Its preferred breeding habitat is tropical and subtropical savannah. Nests are built of sticks and 1-2 eggs are laid. Its diet includes a variety of vertebrates and large insects. Dark Chanting Goshawk is a large long-tailed broad-winged hawk,...

2006-02-28 20:41:51

The Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) is a medium-sized hawk found in forested areas across southern Canada, the United States and northern Mexico. They are permanent residents in most of the United States, however northern birds migrate to the southern U.S. and Mexico in winter. As with other birds of prey, females of this species are larger than males. Adults have short broad wings and a long round-ended tail with dark bands. They have a dark cap, blue-grey upperparts and white...

2006-02-28 20:23:40

The Shikra (Accipiter badius) is a small bird of prey in the family Accipitridae. It is a widespread resident breeder throughout south Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. New nests are built in trees each year. Clutches contain anywhere from three to seven eggs. This bird is a small raptor (26-30cm) with short broad wings and a long tail, both adaptations to fast maneuvering. The normal flight of this species is a characteristic "flap - flap - glide". The adult Shikra has pale grey upperparts,...

2006-02-28 20:13:00

The Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) is a small bird of prey in the family Accipitridae. The red-tailed hawk of the U.S. Central Plains was once identified by this name in pre-Columbian times. Males of this species were once referred to as muskets; the gun called a musket was named after the bird. It is a widespread species throughout the temperate and subtropical parts of the Old World. This bird is mainly non-migratory, however races from colder regions of north Europe and Asia winter in...

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The word 'cespitose' comes from a Latin word meaning 'turf'.