French: Busautour aux yeux blancs German: Weißaugenteesa Spanish: Busardo tisa
Other common names:
Further India = Ganges and Narmada Rivers
Extreme SE Iran, NE Afghanistan and Pakistan through India and Nepal to Myanmar (S to N Tenasserim).
36–43 cm; 325 g; wingspan 86–100 cm. Female averages marginally larger by size (up to 13%). Small, slim-bodied greyish-brown, buteo-like raptor (although flight... read more
Gives plaintive mewing "pit-weer, pit-weer..." very frequently, both perched and in... read more
Dry, open country, wooded and cultivated areas in lowlands up to 1200 m in Himalayas, even 2000 m... read more
Food and feeding
Small mammals (mainly or exclusively rodents), lizards, frogs, small snakes, crabs and large insects (mainly locusts, alate termites and... read more
Season Feb–Jun throughout range, with slight variations depending on latitude/altitude. Loose, unlined, crow-sized nest, c. 20–... read more
Mainly sedentary. Some local movements in N Pakistan, in region of border with Afghanistan, and... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Common to fairly common locally; abundant in Pakistan. Over 100 birds seen at Sariska Tiger Reserve, Rajasthan (NW India),... read more
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