About breeding of the Long-legged Buzzard in Kharkiv region. - V.V. Vetrov. - Berkut. 11 (2). 2002. - P. 165-167.
Breeding Long-legged Buzzards were not found in East Ukraine during researches in 1981–1999. In 2000 a group was discovered on the border of Izyum and Barvinkove districts of Kharkiv region. 8 breeding territories were found (Table). All the birds nested in old ravine forests in upper parts of ravines. Large open territories were located close by them. For 5 pairs nests with nestlings were found. Two pairs had empty nests. For a pair the nest was not found. The total number of this group is at least 10 pairs. In 2001 the 9th breeding territory was discovered. Majority of the nests were built in oaks near from edges. [Russian].
Key words: Long-legged Buzzard, Buteo rufinus, Kharkiv region, breeding, distribution, nest.
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