Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Hawks, Eagles and Kites :: Levant Sparrowhawk

Levant Sparrowhawk Accipiter brevipes

Described by: Severtsov (1850)
Alternate common name(s): Levant Sparrow Hawk
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Israel - Apr, 1996 © W. S. Clark  Israel - Apr, 1996 © W. S. Clark 
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Se. Europe to ex. w. Asia;
Fragmented distribution;
S. Europe (former Yugoslavia, Greece, Bulgaria and n. Romania, sw. Ukraine and s. Russia to the Volga River) e. locally in w. and c. Turkey, w. and sw. Iran in the Caucasus and Transcaucasus to w. Kazakhstan.
Concentrations of migrants occur over the Bosporus, e. Black Sea (Don River Basin) and Israel during late April and September. Probably crosses into Africa at the Gulf of Suez.
Winters in ne. Africa (Egypt), Arabia and Africa s. of the Sahara in the e. Sahel zone. Winter range in Africa is not well known.


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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: ETI BioInformatics


Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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