White-eyed Buzzard – Juvenile

Aug 05 2012

White-eyed Buzzard (Butastur teesa)

This resident medium-sized hawk is found in open areas across India. The juveniles (as illustrated in this photograph), have a lighter brown plumage with dark brown eyes. As they mature, the birds acquire a dark-brown plumage and white eyes. Every year, during the late-summer and monsoon months, hundreds of juvenile White-eyed Buzzards flock to Tal Chapar Wildlife Sanctuary in Rajasthan.

This bird was photographed in Tal Chapar Wildlife Sanctuary, Rajasthan on July 19, 2011.

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