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Causses & Cévennes - sud Massif Central

Causses Cévennes

Vacation in the Gorges du Tarn, Causses & Cevennes

buzzard - buteo buteo

buzzard - buteo buteo

Buse variable, Buteo buteo, buzzard, buizerd,  mausebussard, ormvrak, poiana, ratonero comun.

Large, short-necked, broad-winged, rather short-tailed birds, much smaller than same-shaped but longer-necked Aquila eagles and overlapping with the smaller eagles and the mostly smaller long-winged long-tailed harriers.

Tail barred, often faintly, with obscure dark band and tip; underwing often with large pale patch. Flight soaring  on raised, sometimes crooked wings; occasionally hovering.

Call  fairly high-pitched, almost gull-like,based on a mewing 'peeioo'

Plumage mainly brown, very  exceptionally variable from pale to dark , of limited identification value except for underwing and tail bars.