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|Kingdom: Animalia |
Species: Buteo rufinus
It is similar in appearance to the Rough-legged Buzzard (Buteo lagopus), but larger (approximate length 60–65 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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- [2011-12-30 2:36]
Excellent photo of this Long-legged Buzzard in flight. Amazing sharpness and details. Taken in beautiful light and colours.
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
- [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