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Unknown spotting

Description:

Seems a bit bigger than a common buzzard.

Habitat:

Strip of wooded water bank at the edge of a field... Also a forest nearby.

Notes:

Please help me identify this. Thanks.


No species ID suggestions

8 Comments

MihaiER
MihaiER 2 years ago

Thanks Malcom.

Pale-faced Juvenile/Immature Buzzards are not uncommon, here is an article worth reading: http://www.arkive.org/common-buzzard/but...

MihaiER
MihaiER 2 years ago

It's not an escaped bird.
I found and added a decent profile picture. The face is not that flat as I remebered... So, just an common buzzard with a white face?

I agree it looks more like an owl but lacks an obvious facial disc. Kites can have faces like that but not barring on the tails. Could it have escaped from somewhere?

MihaiER
MihaiER 2 years ago

The face is flat, more like an owl than an common buzzard...

Desmond.E.S.O
Desmond.E.S.O 2 years ago

Most likely a pale phase common buzzard

maplemoth66
maplemoth66 2 years ago

Some kind of raptor ( birds of prey ).

The tail looks like a Buzzard, could be its just a pale phase Buzzard.

Romania

Lat: 45.77, Long: 21.32

Spotted on Jan 10, 2017
Submitted on Jan 14, 2017

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