|Copyright: serhat karaca (KARACA)
|Date Taken: 2010-10-29|
|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|
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information about 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.
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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- [2011-05-27 13:04]
This is a great inflight shot. Impressive crop with sharp detailed feathers and very sharp.
- [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.
- [2011-05-27 23:48]
excellent photograph, timely taken image with all feature. good perfection.
Great Action shot lovely colours and sharpness well done,
- [2011-05-28 1:53]
Nice capture of flying bird.Nice colours with good detail.
Very good work.