Birds of a Feather
The Japanese Sparrowhawk is a bird of prey in the family Accipitridae the birds were not common until the 1970s. In the 1980s, however, they began to breed in parks and roadside trees in residential areas especially in the Kanto region of central Japan.
Generally using the ambush style of hunting they perch in trees at the forest edge, dashing fiercely out of the hiding to capture the prey that happens to be passing. During the breeding season, the species sometimes capture large birds, such as bamboo partridges and pigeons in the residential area of Tokyo and Utsunomiya.