Long-legged Buzzard

Buteo rufinus (Cretzschmar, 1827)

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author: Darren Bell
location: Kapchaqay
date: 2017-08-30
equipment: Canon SX60HS

2017-09-01. Малик Нукусбеков:

Обыкновенный канюк.

2017-09-01. Аскар Исабеков:

Long-legged Buzzard (Buteo rufinus) in my opinion. Dark belly and rufous tinge of all feathers indicate to rufinus. In winter time there are a lot of Eastern Buzzards (B. japonicus and hybrids japonicus x vulpinus) in Almaty vicinity, these birds often have the similar pattern of plumage but without rufous tinge. Also end of summer is too early to eastern guests.

2017-09-01. Darren Bell:

I did think myself Buteo rufinus. I am very familiar with Buteo Buteo, it is the commonest raptor in the part on England,where l live. This bird did seem to be larger than Buteo buteo.

2017-09-02. Аскар Исабеков:

OK, I only confirmed your guess. Darren, you can move this series to the "Buteo rufinus" folder by the "edit" button.

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