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Grey-faced Buzzard (Butastur indicus, migrant)

Habitat - Forest edge and open forest.

Shooting info - Mt. Makiling, Laguna, November 24, 2004, 20D + 400 5.6L, f/7.1, 1/2000 sec, ISO 400, hand held

Canon EOS 20D
1/2000s f/7.1 at 400.0mm iso400 full exif

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romy ocon24-Nov-2004 21:26
Hmmm... there must be quite a few of them now in Mt. Makiling. I've seen two individuals in this trip, plus a couple in the two previous ones.
steve 24-Nov-2004 19:46
Hi Romy,
I agree with Mark. The fully extended wing gives us a very good wing profile to work with and eliminates a whole lot, including Accipiter. I see also three rather wide transverse black tail bars rather than the four usually seen (and usually thinner) in other confusion species.
mark 24-Nov-2004 17:01
grey faced buzzard
romy ocon24-Nov-2004 13:13
My best guess is a Japanese Sparrowhawk. This pic and the next are of the same individual.
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