Buzzard kills Tawnyowl

Buzzard kills Tawnyowl
Species: Eurasian Buzzard   Buteo buteo
Subspecies: buteo
Author: Lorenzo Vinciguerra
Added to IBC: 7 Feb 2019 - 18:41
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Altitude (m): 
863 meters
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I heard the crows complaining and saw a Buzzard flying away with a prey, but droped it. I checked the carcass it was a Tawnyowl still warm with a half eaten head. After 1 hr the Buzzard came back to finish his meal. Due to disturbance from the crows he left for good.

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Birds of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East
This is the most up-to-date checklist of bird species and subspecies recorded in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, including Iran and the Arabian Peninsula – the ‘greater’ Western Palearctic. Species are presented in systematic order, and each species entry includes scientific and English names, taxonomic notes, distribution and range/vagrancy occurrences within the region.


Lorenzo Vinciguerra, IBC1560848. Accessible at

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Lorenzo Vinciguerra, IBC1560848. Photo of Eurasian Buzzard Buteo buteo at Arbon, Switzerland. Accessible at

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