Breeding the black sparrow hawk Accipiter melanoleucus


This study is summarised as evidence for the following.

Action Category

Use captive breeding to increase or maintain populations of raptors

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Bird Conservation
  1. Use captive breeding to increase or maintain populations of raptors

    A small study reports that a pair of black sparrowhawks, Accipiter melanoleucus, successfully bred in an aviary in Paris, France, in 1979 (Brosset 1981). The birds were caught in the wild (in Gabon) at four years (female) or three months (male) old in 1971 and 1976 respectively. The pair built a nest in 1977, attempted to breed in 1978 but laid only infertile eggs. In 1979 they laid three eggs, all of which hatched, although only a single chick fledged.


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