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Observed: 9th April 2013 By: Captain MaydayCaptain Mayday’s reputation in Birds
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Description:

Originally I thought this was a Sparrow hawk but now I'm really not sure?

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Species interactions

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Species with which Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo) interacts

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Aláine's picture

I really don't think this is

I really don't think this is a common buzzard despite the fact common buzzard plumage is greatly varied I've never seen one in plumage as pale as this the pigmentation on the breast and optical region would indicate Honey Buzzard

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ophrys's picture

Buteo

The whole head shape is wrong for Honey Buzzard. This pale plumage is quite common on Buzzards in some areas; there are a few near me in East Yorkshire and I have seen them often in NW Sutherland, too.

Ian
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