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Upland Buzzard Buteo hemilasius  
Upland Buzzard
Photographer : © Ramesh Iyer
Location :Hanle, Ladakh, India
Date : 10 July 2014
English synonyms:Mongolian Buzzard, Rough-legged Burial-mound Buzzard, Upland Hawk, Upland Buteo
Bird Family :Accipitrinae - Hawks, bazas, honey-buzzards, eagles, kites, vultures, harriers & buzzards
Bird Group :CICONIIFORMES
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :It was just 6.00 in the morning and this raptor was found perched on the ground in the steppe, just outside the village of Hanle. It remained there basking in the bright morning Sun for a good 20-25 minutes, before it took off in search of prey. - RI
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