Long-legged Buzzard

Scientific Name: Buteo rufinus
Common Name: Long-legged Buzzard

Identifying Features: white underwings, orange-brown plumage, yellow legs, pale head

Fun Facts:

  • It feeds mostly on small rodents, although it will also take lizards, snakes, small birds and large insects.
  • It inhabits dry open plains of northern Africa, southeastern Europe, west and central Asia east to China, and across central India.


This image was clicked by Imran Shah – via Flickr.

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