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Forest Buzzard

Buteo trizonatus

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A resident, brownish buzzard of forest, forest edge, and adjacent open areas. The breast is heavily blotched with brown, and there is often a paler “U”-shaped patch on the lower breast. It calls a plaintive mewing “keeaaar”. The similar Common Buzzard is variable but it often has a more uniformly brown (less blotchy) chest than Forest Buzzard, it tends to have a rusty (not dark) tail, and it is a migrant that is present within the range of Forest Buzzard (in more open habitats) mostly between September and April.

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