Contemporary distribution and specific features of Long-legged Buzzard ecology in the north of the Low Volga region. - E.V. Zavyalov, V.G. Tabachishin, I.A. Khrustov, N.N. Yakushev. - Berkut. 10 (2). 2001. - P. 210-212.
In the course of the field research carried out since the first half of March till the middle of November in 1996-2001 it was established that at the present moment the natural habitat of the Long-legged Buzzard (Buteo rufinus) in the north of the Low Volga region covers south-eastern and central parts of Saratov region Levoberezhye (left-bank area): the northern border of this species distribution in Zavolzhye lies in the latitude of the Bolshoy Irgiz river. Number of Buteo rufinus breeding population in the north of the Low Volga region is still low but stable, and is determined as 75–90 pairs. [English].
Key words: Buteo rufinus, Long-legged Buzzard, distribution, number, the north of the Low Volga region.
Address: E.V. Zavyalov, Saratov university, Astrakhanskaya str. 83, 410026 Saratov, Russia.