Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Buteo
Family: Accipitridae (Aves)
Taxon : Bird
Group : Animal

SPECIES
vulpinus
NOTES

A common summer migrant, this raptor grows to about 50 cm and weighs about 640 g. It eats small mammals, reptiles, insects and other birds.


AUTHORITY
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Sub Author
(Golger, 1833)
Conservation
Common
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: The plumage is very variable. In flight shows white underwing with rufous coverts and a dark trailing edge
Colour: Brown
Common Name
Steppe buzzard
Buzzard
Bruinjakkalsvoel
Habitat
NOTES: Generally seen perched on fence poles
HABITAT NAME: Veld
Uses
None known
None
Months
October
November
December
January
February
March
Synonyms for Species
Buteo buteo



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