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Photo by Ayuwat J
Doi Angkang, Chiangmai, Thailand, August 2006
Butastur liventer

Identification

38-43 cm. Grey head and underparts, streaking on the crown, neck and breast. rufous grey upperparts, uppertail is bright rufous, rufous-chestnut flight feathers, white underwing coverts, and greyish flight feathers and undertail. The juvenile is duller and browner, with a brown-grey head and white supercilium.

Distribution

China, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Indonesia.

Taxonomy

Habitat

Open woodland and scrub often occurs near rivers, paddyfields or swamps.

Behaviour

The diet includes lizards, small mammals and large insects.

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