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White-eyed Buzzard

Butastur teesa


This slim and small sized hawk is easily identified by its white iris to the eye and the white throat and dark mesial stripe. A white spot is sometimes visible on the back of the head. When perched the wing tip nearly reaches the tip of the tail.


The usual habitat is in dry, open forest or cultivation.

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Murwara, India

Spotted on May 1, 2012
Submitted on May 31, 2012

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