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  1. Deb Burhinus

    Buzzard ID?

    That’s because it is a Black Kite Tom - I think you are quite right. The still photo at the beginning of the Himalayan B sequence is not the same bird. (Auto-suggestion? 😁) Note (which you probably already did), the distinctive pale tips to the upperwing coverts, long snouty face (which I...
  2. Deb Burhinus

    Buzzard ID?

    Perhaps this will get some attention/confirmation from someone with with more experience. I am sure I will be put to right if this is not a Steppe.
  3. Deb Burhinus

    Buzzard ID?

    This is rather fun (if you ignore the music) - Note, although seen briefly, the dark morph Himalayan has a face like a Long-legged Buzzard, snouty and a little eagle-like not really like our OP imo. The outer retrices, at least on the individual in the video, look strongly barred unlike the...
  4. Deb Burhinus

    Buzzard ID?

    LLB also can have finely barred outer retrices (which I think is all we can really see) - however, structurally as I said, it looks better for Steppe Buzzard. Himalayan I think, structure wise, lies somewhere between the two but is still quite a compact buteo and unfortunately the dark morph...
  5. Deb Burhinus

    Buzzard ID?

    Iris colour changes with age - LLB adults have a dark iris just like adult vulpinus. Upland Buzzard has feathered tarsi - at least to the extend I think we would see here. This strikes me as a having a comparatively short-winged/short-tailed/short-necked appearance more like a vulpinus...
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