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Long-legged Buzzard

(Buteo rufinus)
German name(s): "Adlerbussard"
Size: 50-58 cm; wing span 1.3-1.55 m (race "rufinus")
43-50 cm; wing span 1.05-1.25 m (race "cirtensis"; N Africa)
Weight: 1.1 kg (avg, male); 1.3 kg (avg; female)


Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Long-legged Buzzard at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Race "rufinus"


Near-lateral view of a juvenile Long-legged Buzzard; note the very light-coloured head, neck and chest
(photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[June 2016]

Lateral view of a juvenile Long-legged Buzzard (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[June 2016]

Lateral view of a juvenile Long-legged Buzzard perched on a shrub (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[June 2016]

Juvenile Long-legged Buzzard bending low (over its prey?) (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[June 2016]

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