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Field Guide to non-passerine bird species of Iran

Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus in Iran

Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus in Iran 

 

Identification

The Long-legged Buzzard (Buteo rufinus) is a bird of prey. It feeds mostly on small rodents, although it will also take lizards, snakes, small birds and large insects. The long feed gives log-legged buzzard the ability of agile hunting of small rodents off their ground holes.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 02 March 2010 15:29 )

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Eurasian Hobby falco subbuteo in Iran

Eurasian Hobby falco subbuteo in IranEurasian Hobby (Falco subbuteo), also known as the Northern Hobby is about the size of a Kestrel but it has the dark blue upperparts and facial mask of a Peregrine. It is...

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 20 October 2009 18:43 )

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Eurasian Eagle Owl (Bubo bubo) Ascalaphus sub specie in Iran

Eurasian Eagle Owl (Bubo bubo) Ascalaphus sub specie in IranThe Eagle Owl (Bubo bubo) is a large and powerful owl in Iran. Iran also hosts Ascalaphus sub specie of eagle owls. The other sub specie known as desertorum lives in arid...

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 17 June 2009 18:06 )

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Iranian Shikra (Accipiter badius) cenchroides race in North Iran

Iranian Shikra (Accipiter badius) cenchroides race in North IranThe Iranian Shikra (Accipiter badius) Cenchroides sub specie is a small breeding summer visitor bird of prey in Iran in the family Accipitridae, which most often winters ...

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 17 June 2009 17:32 )

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Golden Eagle on Northern Heights of Iran

Golden Eagle on Northern Heights of IranThe Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) is one of the best known birds of prey in the high altitude mountainouse regions of Iran. Golden eagle's  habitat is mainly barren o...

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 14 April 2009 14:25 )

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