Long-legged Buzzard (Buteo rufinus) - HBW 2, p. 187
French: Buse féroce
Spanish: Busardo Moro
Taxonomy: Falco rufinus Cretzschmar, 1827, upper Nubia, Shendi, Sennar and Ethiopia.
Forms superspecies with B. hemilasius, with which has been considered conspecific. Race cirtensis may be separate species. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- rufinus (Cretzschmar, 1827) - SE Europe and Asia Minor E through Iran and Afghanistan to NW Mongolia and S to NW India (Garhwal); winters to NE Africa and N India.
- cirtensis Levaillant, 1850 - N Africa, from Mauritania to Egypt; Arabia.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 16 videos
A bird standing on the ground then flying away Locality Erg Chebbi, Meknès-Tafilalet Region, Morocco (ssp cirtensis)
Keith Blomerley 4 March 2010 5 years ago 28 sec 4.6
Two views of a young bird at nest Locality Sogety Valley, Almaty Province, Kazakhstan (ssp rufinus)
Eric Roualet 24 May 2012 3 years ago 16 sec 4.5
An adult roosting in a rock Locality Dadia-Lefkimi-Soufli Forest Reserve, East Macedonia and Thrace Region, Greece (ssp rufinus)
Javier Elorriaga 22 March 2005 8 years ago 32 sec 4.5
An individual perched in a tree, looking around. Locality Tal Chhapar Wildlife Sanctuary, Churu District, Rajasthan, India (ssp rufinus)
Josep del Hoyo 24 February 2011 3 years ago 22 sec 4.3
adults, resting and flying Locality East Kazakhstan Province, Kazakhstan (ssp rufinus)
Ferran Vaquero 17 July 2014 1 year ago 43 sec 4
An adult bird perched in a treetop. Locality Naliya Grasslands, Kutch District, Gujarat, India (ssp rufinus)
Josep del Hoyo 15 February 2011 4 years ago 22 sec 3.9
PhotosSee all 88 photos
Locality Great Rann of Kutch, Kutch District, Gujarat, India
Marco Valentini 19 February 2015 35 weeks ago 4.8
Locality Udaipur, Udaipur District, Rajasthan, India
Sharad Agrawal 26 December 2010 4 years ago 4.8
Adult hunting for grasshoppers.
Locality Lower East River, Kalloni, Lesbos Island, North Aegean Region, Greece
Mattias Hofstede 10 May 2015 17 weeks ago 4.7
Dark morph drinking.
Locality Kuwait (ssp rufinus)
Omar Alshaheen 3 October 2013 1 year ago 4.7
Locality Ein HaMifratz, Israel
Lior Kislev 7 November 2005 3 years ago 4.7
female departing from the nest
Locality Almaty Province, Kazakhstan
Stanislav Harvančík 27 May 2011 33 weeks ago 4.5