Eurasian Sparrowhawk (Female)
Eurasian Sparrowhawk (Female)
Eurasian Sparrowhawk (Male)
Eurasian Sparrowhawk (Juvenile)
Scientific Name 
Accipiter nisus
Arabic Name 
Kuwaiti name 
الباز , الواشة
80.0 cm
40.0 cm
Least Concern
Similar species 


Uncommon passage migrant and winter visitor. The most frequently seen accipitrine Sparrowhawk in Kuwait.
Where in Kuwait 
The female is significantly larger than the male and this species favours wooded areas, so it can be found where there is favourable habitat. Up to 29 were recorded on migration in mid April 2006.
In the world 
It has a stable population and an extremely large range encompassing most of Europe and Asia and is one of the most widespread diurnal raptor species. It is a bird-hunting specialist and hunting tactics usually involve surprise attacks. The diet consists almost exclusively of small and medium-sized birds.
Local threats 
Indiscriminate shooting.