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Buteo augur

Buteo augur
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Copyright: Ferran J Lloret (ferranjlloret) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 791 W: 53 N: 2113] (10340)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D, Canon EF 100-400 mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Tanzania
Theme(s): Birds of Africa [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-03-16 14:49
Viewed: 5424
Points: 6
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Augur Buzzard
This is a common raptor in open land and cultivated areas above 1000m. Its diet consists mainly of lizards, snakes, rodents and insects as well as carrion (the bird pictured above was "stealing" from local farmers). Prey is normally identified from a perch although it will also hunt while in flight. It is a very distinctive bird particularly in flight where its short, rufous tail easily identifies it. The sexes are very similar with the females being distinguished by having black a black chin and throat (as in the above picture). However dark morphs are quite common (they may make up 10% of the Kenyan population) and in these birds the underside is wholly black with the sexes showing similar colouration.

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This photo is taken in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (UNESCO World Heritage Site) in Tanzania. Original format.

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-03-16 16:56]

hi Ferran,
très joli spécimen bien mis en valeur compte tenu de la lumière dure.
Sa position nous laisse le loisir de le découvrir.

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  • gothy Silver Star Critiquer [C: 14 W: 0 N: 2] (254)
  • [2007-03-17 15:50]

bon dia Ferran
Belle photo de ce buzzard.
Le BG est magnifique et le cadrage parfait

Hi Ferran good but lİttle burned whites , TFS.

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