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May 01, 2009 02:24 |  #1

Sorry to bother you experts but I have no idea what kind of bird this is. Can anyone help? C&C also welcome :-)

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May 01, 2009 04:01 |  #2

A fine shot. I vote for buzzard, although I've not been fortunate enough to see one this close in this country. Maybe some other UK members can chip in :D


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May 01, 2009 04:27 |  #3

Good shot. I see soaring buzzards almost every day and they all look very much alike. But up close it's a different matter. Not sure about that white triangle on the chest.


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May 01, 2009 05:14 |  #4

Hi Guys;

Yep - my initial reaction was Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo) as well - but as with scrumpy - that large white area s/be a "U" shape !

I don't think that the OP is in Kent is relevant (although Common Buzzards are now working their way across the UK...) - the bird appears to be captive; it's perched on a holding frame...

But, on balance, I still favour Buteo buteo..

lemminglover - unless anybody comes in with a definitive answer - you might want to post the pic/Q on http://www.birdforum.n​et/ (external link) The guys there are tip-top and will get you a 100% answer almost immediately!

Anyhow - it's an excellent shot; VERY crisp... check the talons!

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May 01, 2009 06:13 |  #5

Thanks Lee - I will try that out later of I don't get an answer here. The bird was indeed captive at a falconary centre in Germany.


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May 01, 2009 07:34 |  #6

I don't think this is a buzzard. Looks like some species of an owl to me. I'm no expert but definately not a buzzard.

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May 01, 2009 08:44 |  #7

trmwf wrote in post #7837251 (external link)
I don't think this is a buzzard. Looks like some species of an owl to me. I'm no expert but definately not a buzzard.

Mike, if you are in USA; what we call a buzzard is what you call a vulture - if that makes any sense!

Leminglover's bird is definitely not an owl.

Also, I think this pic was taken in Germany.


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May 01, 2009 08:55 |  #8

Hi Mike;

I'll give you that it may not be a Buteo buteo (Common Buzzard to us Brits) - but it is certainly not an owl...

Our (UK) Buteo buteo's are similar to your hawks - Red-Tailed being a good example - also members of the Buteo family... Buteo jamaicensis...

As for Buzzards = Vultures; I don't know ???

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May 01, 2009 08:58 |  #9

scrumpy wrote in post #7837518 (external link)
Mike, if you are in USA; what we call a buzzard is what you call a vulture - if that makes any sense!

No, what you call a buzzard, we call a hawk. THIS or THIS is what we call a vulture.


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May 01, 2009 09:35 as a reply to  @ jgrussell's post |  #10

. . . definetly a hawk, or buteo of some sort - nice capture too !


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