Levant Sparrowhawk (Accipiter brevipes) - HBW 2, p. 147
French: Épervier à pieds courts
Spanish: Gavilán Griego
Taxonomy: Astur brevipes Severtsov, 1850, Voronezh Province, Russia.
Formerly considered a race of A. badius. Forms superspecies with A. badius and A. butleri. Monotypic.
Distribution: SE Europe, SW Ukraine and S Russia E to W Kazakhstan; more locally in Turkey, Caucasus and Iran. Thought to winter mainly in E Sahel zone of sub Saharan Africa.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
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Adult male in the hand.
Locality International Birding and Research Center, Eilat, Israel (Monotypic species)
Iva Hristova 17 April 2007 4 years ago 4.6
feamle in the Bacha valley during spring Migration
Locality Golan Heights, Israel (ssp )
Lior Kislev 26 April 2010 3 years ago 4.5
Juv in hand during Autumn migration
Locality Antikythira Bird Observatory, Antikythira, Ionian Islands Region, Greece
Angelos Evangelidis 23 September 2008 2 years ago 4
Dark eyed accipiter in Acacia bush in the crater
Locality Ngorongoro Crater, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Serengeti, Tanzania
SteinNilsen 22 November 2011 1 year ago 3.9
juvenile perched in tree
Locality Kazbegi District, Mtskheta-Mtianeti Region, Georgia (Monotypic species)
Tom Heijnen 3 September 2013 17 weeks ago 3.8
Lateral view of juvenile in flight
Locality Shabla Tuzla Lagoon, Dobrich Province, Bulgaria (Monotypic species)
Mikko Pyhälä 6 September 2013 25 weeks ago 3.4
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