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Eastern Buzzard

Buteo japonicus (Temminck et Schlegel, 1844)

Восточный канюк | Шығыс тiлемiш

2007-01-03
Karasay region, Almaty oblast
© Askar Isabekov

Distribution

Breeds in Altai, Saur, Dzhungar Alatau, Ketmen, Terskey Alatau, Kungey Alatau and Zailiyskiy Alatau ridges. In eastern and southern Kazakhstan observed on migration and wintering.

Biology

Rare resident and short-distance migrant. Inhabits the mountain coniferous and mixed forests nearby the open areas. Nest is located on spruce, fir, asp and poplar at height up to 15 m above the ground; nest is built from twigs and is lined with bast and green twigs. Information on biology of this species from Kazakhstan is following: in Bayankol ravine (Terskey Alatau) 28 April 1957 collected female was probably a hybrid with B. rufinus; in Ketmen the medium-sized nestlings found in nest in June 4, and ready to fledge in June 25 and July 26; in Altai close to Ridder the feathered nestlings recorded in nest in July 10, and flying juveniles in July 24; in Almaty collected in May 22, 1906 and in December 8, 1973. At Chokpak Pass during autumn migrations 14 Eastern Buzzards were caught.

Subspecies

Buteo japonicus japonicus (Temminck et Schlegel, 1844)

References

Gavrilov E. I., Gavrilov A. E. "The Birds of Kazakhstan". Almaty, 2005. Э.И.Гаврилов. "Фауна и распространение птиц Казахстана". Алматы, 1999. Дементьев Г. Н., Гладков Н.А. “Птицы Советского Союза”. Том 1. “Советская наука” Москва 1951.

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subspecies

Buteo japonicus japonicus
(Temminck et Schlegel, 1844)

synonyms

Buteo (buteo) japonicus
(Temminck et Schlegel, 1844)

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