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St Louis 2010 121

Observed: 12th October 2010 By: peter moore
St Louis 2010 121

This large bird of prey hit my son whilst we were visiting Lincoln's home in Springfield Illinois, mainly due to the weight of the dead fat pigeon it carried, we watched it eat for a few minutes before it was scared away by tourists.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


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American Buzzards

Buzzards (Buteo Buteo)do occur in the US and this has no indication of a red tail.

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I am not aware of B. buteo being an American bird. Where does that info come from?


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You are correct, I was sure I had read about Buteo buteo buteo being present in the USA.
I stand corrected.