Live from a Sparrowhawk Nest in METU

This is a live broadcast from a Eurasian sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) nest in METU Erdemli Institute of Marine Sciences Campus. As birds of prey sparrowhawks an important role for imposing a trophic cascade in ecosystem functioning. Close to 98 percent of their diet consist of other birds. Now you probably may have appreciated the name better.

A pair of sparrowhawk are breeding in METU Erdemli campus every year. The nestcam monitoring project aims to understand breeding habits of sparrowhawks better.

The camera installed on the nest is equipped with infra-red night vision. Although we can see the birds they can’t see us. Please don’t worry about the disturbance that may be caused by false illumination at night.



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