Levant Sparrowhawk (Juvenile)
Levant Sparrowhawk (Immature male, GREECE)
Levant Sparrowhawk (Male, GREECE)
Levant Sparrowhawk (Female, ARMENIA)
Scientific Name 
Accipiter brevipes
Arabic Name 
الباشق الشرقي
Kuwaiti name 
الباز , الواشة
75.0 cm
39.0 cm
Least Concern
Kuwait Specialty
Similar species 


Rare passage migrant and winter visitor. This species’ long pointed wings give it more of a falcon-like appearance as compared to other accipitrine hawks.
Where in Kuwait 
Not well understood in Kuwait and is possibly overlooked, but it has been recorded at the oasis farm in the far west and also in the Jahra area
In the world 
A small but stable population recorded over a large range, from south-east Europe, east through southern Russia to western Kazakhstan, and south through the Middle East to the United Arab Emirates.
Local threats 
Indiscriminate shooting