|Copyright: Lenka Gondova (lgfoto)
|Date Taken: 2007-08|
|Camera: Canon EOS 400 D, Sigma 70mm Macro|
|Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2007-10-12 13:28|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Buteo is a genus of medium-sized wide-ranging raptors with a robust body and broad wings.The Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo) is a bird of prey, whose range covers most of Europe and extends into Asia. It is typically between 51-57 cm in length with a 110 to 130 cm wingspan, making it a medium-sized raptor. It is usually resident all year except in the coldest parts of its range, and in the case of one subspecies.|
It breeds in woodland, but usually hunts over open land. It eats mainly small mammals, and will come to carrion.
Buzzards do not normally form flocks, but several may be seen together on migration or in good habitat. The Victorian writer on Dartmoor, William Crossing, noted that he had on occasions seen flocks of 15 or more at some places.
This broad-winged raptor has a wide variety of plumages, and in Europe can be confused with the similar Rough-legged Buzzard (Buteo lagopus) and the only distantly related Honey Buzzard (Pernis apivorus), which mimics the Common Buzzard's plumage for a degree of protection from Goshawks.
This one was taken at the club of trainers of these birds near Bratislava.
The call is a plaintive peea-ay, similar to a cat's meow.
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Bonjour Lenka,magnifique portrait riche en détails et en couleurs.excellent bg,BRAVO