Roy Blewitt's photographs are the first of the Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus to be published in British Birds since the long series which accompanied J. H. Owen's remarkable studies during 1916-36. They show well the uniform upperparts (plates 41a, 42b, 43b), barred underparts (I, 37, 40), long tail (39, 42^44), whitish nape patch (la, 38b, 39), and long yellow legs and toes (lb, 42b, 43). As in all A


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