Hawks and Eagles (Accipitridae)

Levant Sparrowhawk (Accipiter brevipes) - HBW 2, p. 147

French: Épervier à pieds courts German: Kurzfangsperber 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.

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