Copyright: monacoeye • Camargue, France • January 2012 • Do not copy without permission
Bird name: Common Buzzard
Latin: Buteo buteo
Other: Buse Variable (Fr) • Mäusebussard (De) • ratonero común (Es) • poiana comune (It) • Buizerd (Nl) • Ormvråk (Sv) • Águia-de-asa-redonda (Pt)
Family: Accipitridae • Buzzards, Birds of Prey
Range: Europe, Asia
Similar: Honey Buzzard, Rough-legged Buzzard
The Camargue has many Common Buzzards in the winter - most of these photos were taken there. Adults are usually rich brown with light marks under wings, especially near tips, as pictured.
They’re often perched on lamp-posts or trees overlooking the road. Also seen near Monaco all year round.