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Long-legged Buzzard


Long-legged Buzzard
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Copyright: Lior Almagor (LiorAlmagor) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14 W: 0 N: 90] (1266)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-12-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D 300s, Nikkor 300mm f/4D IF-ED-Nikon TC14EII
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-12-30 2:23
Viewed: 2772
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Falconiformes
Family: Accipitridae
Genus: Buteo
Species: Buteo rufinus
It is similar in appearance to the Rough-legged Buzzard (Buteo lagopus), but larger (approximate length 6065 cm / 24") and more robust. There are many different colour forms, but usually Long-leggeds have a clear orange tint to the plumage, red or orange tail, pale head and largely white underwings. There is usually a distinctive black carpal patch and dark trailing edge to the wing. The rump and "trousers" are often dark or deep rufous. Plumage varies from ghostly pale individuals to very dark ones. Some plumages are almost similar to those of the Steppe Buzzard, the eastern subspecies of the Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo vulpinus), but Long-legged Buzzards have longer wings and are more like Rough-Legged buzzards or even a small Aquila eagle.

The image was taken in "Agamon Hula". This one of the most attractive and unique places to rest and feed for birds migrating from Europe during autumn and back from Africa during spring.
Many tens of different birds' species resting or wintering in the Agamon and close vicinity.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-12-30 2:36]

Hello Lior,
Excellent photo of this Long-legged Buzzard in flight. Amazing sharpness and details. Taken in beautiful light and colours.
Regards,
Peter

Ciao Lior, great inflight capture of lovely buzzard, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, Happy New Year 2012, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-12-30 13:46]

Hi Lior,magnificent in-flight capture whit the best wings position and light to see the colors in transparence.Very impressive details and composition too.I wish you a happy new year and thanks for share,Luciano

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