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Ethiopia -- Long-legged Buzzard? (1 Viewer)


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This buteo flew (very high) over our house in Addis Ababa yesterday. Looks like a transitioning buzzard to me, with distinct carpal patches. Long-legged Buzzard? Let me know what you think.


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Have you ruled out whatever hawk-eagle options there might be just there?
I haven't ruled out African Hawk-Eagle, though the proportions struck me initially as a Buteo, as well as the way it was flying. My first thought was actually Common/Steppe Buzzard because of the light horizontal stripe on the chest.


A buteo (5 fingers) with a clear breast band and a huge white panel in the medium underwing coverts must be a Common (aka Steppe) imho
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