Accipiter virgatus

Species: Accipiter virgatus

English Name: Besra

Chinese Name: 松雀鷹

Family: Accipitridae


The Besra has 24-36 cm in length and wingspan 42-65 cm. It can be distinguished from Crested Goshawk by his square-ended tail and his slimmer body. It is a resident in Macao.

© 2007 Robert TDC

© 2007 Robert TDC

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© 2012 Ash7103

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– Department of Gardens and Green Areas, Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau of Macao Special Administrative Region, South China Institute for Endangered Animals. (2010). Birds of Macao. Macao, SAR: Author.