Migrant Levant Sparrowhawks (Accipiter brevipes) at Elat, Israel: Measurements and timing

William S. Clark, Reuven Yosef

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Abstract

We banded 218 migrating Levant Sparrowhawks (Accipiter brevipes) in the course of a raptor banding project in Elat, Israel during the spring of 1996. To our knowledge, this is the largest sample examined in a single season. We caught 73 adult males and 55 females, and 48 second-year (SY) males and 42 SY females. On average, male morphometric measurements were 9% smaller than those of females. Only 7% of all Levant Sparrowhawks caught showed obvious molt, 19% had obvious ectoparasites and none had asphalt contamination.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)317-320
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Raptor Research
Volume31
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Dec 1997
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Accipiter brevipes
  • Israel
  • Levant Sparrowhawk
  • Migration
  • Morphometric measurements

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