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Common Buzzard Buteo buteo  
Common Buzzard
Photographer : © Naveena Mohan
Location :a few kilometres past Zuluk and before Lungthung on Old Silk Route, East Sikkim District, Sikkim, India
Date : 2 May 2018
English synonyms:Eurasian Buzzard, Buzzard, Himalayan Buzzard (refectus, burmanicus), Desert Buzzard, Japanese Buzzard (japonicus), Eastern Buzzard (japonicus), Steppe Buzzard (vulpinus), Western Steppe Buzzard (vulpinus), Eurasian Buteo, Chinese Buzzard
Bird Family :Accipitrinae - Hawks, Bazas, Honey-buzzards, Eagles, Kites, Vultures, Harriers & Buzzards
Bird Group :CICONIIFORMES
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :We had driven a few kilometers past Zuluk and it had started drizzling as we climbed up the mountain! Found this bird perched on the culvert, even as it was drizzling. A few seconds later it took off and started to hover in the sky. - NM
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