Upland buzzard

Upland buzzard

Buteo hemilasius

The upland buzzard is a species of bird of prey in the family Accipitridae. The largest species of the Buteo genus, this buzzard lives in mountainous grassy and rocky areas in areas of Central Asia, northern South Asia and East Asia from Kazakhstan to Korea. The upland buzzard is migratory but typically covers a short distance apparently to avoid snow cover that may hamper prey capture. This species primarily subsists on small mammals but does not shun alternate prey from small to large birds and insects. This little known raptor has a large range, and though generally uncommon, it is not thought to be rare or declining as a species. As a result it is classified as least concern by the IUCN.

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1. Upland buzzard Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upland_buzzard
2. Upland buzzard on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22695967/131937792

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