from wiki fyi: “For the steppe buzzards from eastern and northern Europe and western Russia
I wonder if the Northern should really be in there. I do not believe Norway or Sweden are considered hotspots for vulpinus, and if the intent is to talk about Finland, then firstly it should say north-eastern, and secondly, do even they have many vulpinus?
(to be clear: this was copied from a post by Deb, but as she took it as a quote from elsewhere this is in no way a critique of her).
Note that unfortunately I'm certainly "less experienced" when it comes to Steppe Buzzards! oThank you Rafael for your opinion- it is certainly worth a great deal to those of us less experienced and your input is always valued and appreciated. (I‘m also relieved knowing I wasn’t completely shooting in the dark )
When I was in Akseki, a little inland from the Mediterranean coast of Turkey, in July many years ago, I saw a similar-looking Buzzard with rufous underwing-coverts which I identified as Steppe at the time, although I don't remember it clearly