For first time in decades, nesting place of Levant sparrowhawk found in Penza
Penza, 20 July 2021. PenzaNews. The nesting place of the Levant sparrowhawk, a medium-sized bird of rare species, was found in Penza for the first time in several decades. This was stated in a message of the press service of the Ministry of Forestry, Hunting and Nature Management of the region.
“There were four fledglings in the nest at the time of the survey,” the text specifies.
It notes that in Penza region this species was seen only once, on May 20, 1969, when an amateur ornithologist found a nest of the sparrowhawk and took one egg from it.
“The Levant sparrowhawk is listed in Appendix 2 of the CITES Convention [Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora], in Appendix 2 of the Bonn Convention, in the Red Books of the Russian Federation and Saratov region,” the report adds.