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Long-legged buzzard

Long-legged buzzard
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Copyright: serhat karaca (KARACA) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 12] (83)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-10-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 50D, Canon 400mm f5.6
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/3000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-05-27 12:48
Viewed: 2876
Points: 11
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information about 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.

Feeds on rodents, including gerbils, voles, and susliks, and more rarely on birds and reptiles. Forages for prey over plowed and cultivated fields, mountain steppe, and arid to semiarid deserts, often hovering in search of prey, and also scans for prey from power poles, pylons, powerlines, and dead trees

References: birdlife.org, peregrinefund.org, wikipedia.org.

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  • Great 
  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2011-05-27 13:04]

Hi Serhat,

This is a great inflight shot. Impressive crop with sharp detailed feathers and very sharp.


  • Good 
  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2011-05-27 14:32]

Wow, Serhat, that is a fantastic POV of the hawk in flight.
Love the extended wings and talons of this beautiful bird of prey.
Great shot with sharp details.
TFS. : )

very well captured inflight shot of this bird.
great sharpnes an colour.

  • Great 
  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2011-05-27 23:48]

excellent photograph, timely taken image with all feature. good perfection.

Hi Serhat,

Great Action shot lovely colours and sharpness well done,
Best Regards,


  • Great 
  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-05-28 1:53]

Hi Serhat,
Nice capture of flying bird.Nice colours with good detail.
Very good work.
Regards Jiri.

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