• Welcome to BirdForum, the internet's largest birding community with thousands of members from all over the world. The forums are dedicated to wild birds, birding, binoculars and equipment and all that goes with it.

    Please register for an account to take part in the discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.
Feel the intensity, not your equipment. Maximum image quality. Minimum weight. The new ZEISS SFL, up to 30% less weight than comparable competitors.

Buteo for ID, Kolkata, India - December 2021 (1 Viewer)


Well-known member
Requesting an ID on this buteo - is it a Common Buzzard or a Long-legged dark morph? Images are not good though, not sure if ID can be concluded. Taken today at noon. Hovering over a grassland in semi-urban area.

_DSC5175E1.jpg _DSC5177E1.jpg


Well-known member
Impossible to be sure, but if I had to guess something, I would say that it is more likely an Eastern/Himalayan than Long-legged. Somehow it does not give impression of a large Buteo and the wing feathers look quite evenly barred between outer and inner wing.
Warning! This thread is more than 1 year ago old.
It's likely that no further discussion is required, in which case we recommend starting a new thread. If however you feel your response is required you can still do so.

Users who are viewing this thread