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Are the buzzards in India the same as here in England?

Sent in by Sandra Mallon, Wigan, Lancashire

The UK is home to three species of buzzards. Most birds classed as buzzard belong to the genus Buteo.

The [common] buzzard is our most common bird of prey. It is widespread throughout the UK and a familiar site to most of us and small numbers of rough-legged buzzards spend winter in the UK. As well as these two species, a relatively small breeding population of honey buzzards come to the UK to breed.

India has three resident Buteo species. One of these is the [common] buzzard. There are also long-legged and upland buzzards. And India is also home to the Oriental honey buzzard and the white-eyed buzzard.

The black kite is another common bird of prey in India.

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