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Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus rufinus   - Juvenile
Long-legged Buzzard
Photographer : © Jugal Tiwari
Location :Banni Grasslands, Kutch, Gujarat, India
Date : 25 January 2009
English synonyms:Red-legged buzzard, Longlegged Buzzard, Long-legged Buteo
Bird Family :Accipitrinae - Hawks, Bazas, Honey-buzzards, Eagles, Kites, Vultures, Harriers & Buzzards
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :A common species in winter (November till February) in open grasslands, savanna country along the edges of the Rann of Kutch. It is seen in many morphs ranging from pale almost whitish up to dark and intermediate morphs. They are seen roosting on ground also and even hunting for Bandicoots at Night. - JT