Birds of prey of Saratov region. - E.V. Zavyalov, G.V. Shlyakhtin, V.V. Piskunov, L.A. Lebedeva, V.G. Tabachishin, A.L. Podolsky, E.I. Sarantseva, A.A. Bayunov, N.N. Yakushev, I.B. Kochetova. - Berkut. 8 (1). 1999. P. 21-45.
On base of the analysis of literature and results of field research total 32 species of birds of prey from 3 families (Pandionidae, Accipitridae and Falconidae) were registered in Saratov region in 1871-1998. From them 24 species are breeding, 3 - migrating and 5 - vagrant. Black Kite, Marsh Harrier, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Hobby, Red-footed Falcon, Kestrel are the most numerous species. 14 species from these families (Pallid Harrier, Levant Sparrowhawk, Honey Buzzard, Long-legged Buzzard, White-tailed Eagle, Golden Eagle, Imperial Eagle, Steppe Eagle, Spotted Eagle, Booted Eagle, Osprey, Short-toed Eagle, Saker and Lesser Kestrel) are included in the Red Data Book of Saratov region. Black Vulture, Griffon Vulture, Gyrfalcon and Pallas's Fish Eagle are very rare visitors to Saratov region. Data about distribution and ecology of all 32 species are presented. [Russian].
Key words: Saratov region, birds of prey, fauna, distribution, numbers, ecology, breeding, migration.
E.V. Zavyalov, Saratov university, Astrakhanskaya str. 83, 410026 Saratov, Russia.