Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Hawks, Eagles and Kites :: Long-legged Buzzard

Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus

Described by: Cretzschmar (1827)
Alternate common name(s): None known by website authors
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Hula Valley, Israel - Mar 21, 2001 © Alain Fossť  Kutch, Gujarat, India - Feb 12, 2007 © Jugal Tiwari  Israel - Apr, 1995 © W. S. Clark 
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Nw. Africa; Ex. e. Europe and the Middle East to c. Asia;
Fragmented distribution;
(1) C. Europe (Greece, Hungary (Hortobagy National Park), Bulgaria, Turkey) e. to se. Russia (e. of the Volga River), Iran and Afghanistan n. to Kazakhstan, Turkestan, Kirghiz steppes and sw. Siberia in the Altai and nw. Mongolia, nw. China (w. Sinkiang), n. Pakistan s. to Baluchistan and nw. India (Kashmir and Garhwal).
Winters in Turkey through the Middle East in Arabia and Pakistan to n. India and s. Tibet. Some birds occur in ne. Africa in the Nile Valley and e. sub-Saharan Africa (Kenya).
(2) N. Africa from Morocco s. to Spanish Sahara, c. Mauritania to Egypt (Sinai Peninsula), n. Sudan and Arabia (Yemen).


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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: ETI BioInformatics


Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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