Steppe buzzard
Appearance
The plumage varies from pale brown to almost black. It is generally darker below than Forest Buzzard, and occurs mostly in different habitats. Unlike in Forest Buzzard, the flanks are usually conspicuously barred. It is frequently seen perched on roadside telephone poles.
Juvenile resembles adult but has yellow (not brown) eyes, streaked underparts and a narrower terminal tail bar.
Habitat
Open country, avoiding desert and well-wooded regions.
Call
A gull-like 'pee-ooo'.

Names
(en) Steppe buzzard
(sc) Buteo buteo
(nl) Buizerd
(af) Bruinjakkalsvoël