Wednesday, may 17, border guards, police officers and inspectors of Department of protection of parks and reserves rescued the young hawk long-legged Buzzard stuck in the barbed-wire security fence in Judea and Samaria.
The bird suffered serious wounds. Judging by her condition, she is a long time fought, stuck in the barbed wire, said the ornithologist Gilad Friedman is a specialist in birds of prey, invited to participate in the rescue operation. According to him, saved carganico approximately four and a half months.
The injured hawk was taken to a veterinary clinic with a «Safari» in Ramat Gan, where he will be provided with qualified medical aid.
As the press service of the police, a large bird stuck in the fence, the security fence was noticed by the border guards, who summoned a special team for rescue operations and to assist the watchers.
Long-legged Buzzards. Quick reference
Buzzards – birds of prey of the genus of the real Buzzard of the hawk family (Accipitridae). In Israel, this species belongs to protected. Long-legged Buzzard sizes range from 57 to 65 cm, wingspan – from 135 to 160 cm, says Wikipedia.
The length and form of the wings of the Buzzard makes it look like the eagle. Long-legged Buzzard can also be easily confused with the common Buzzard subspecies Buteo buteo vulpinus, but it is larger and has broader wings. Also similar to the long-legged Buzzard rough-legged Buzzard, but the latter never saw the reddish tones in the plumage.
Buzzards have there is a polymorphism of appearance. Latin name rufinus, which means reddish or reddish, and comes from phenotypes with light or reddish plumage. Their head and chest are light in color without any inclusions and is contrasted with a reddish belly and paws. Young Buzzards head and thorax are bright, and the lower part dirty-white tail stripe. Bright feathers of the wings are also free of inclusions, but the ends are dark. In addition to the reddish phenotype, there are light and dark phenotype, as well as numerous transitional forms. Different phenotypes can meet within the same subspecies.
The sounds of the Buzzard, like the sounds common Buzzard, however, are longer, although the long-legged Buzzard grew silent.
Space habitat, long-legged Buzzard are hilly and open landscapes, as well as steppes and semi-deserts. With the abundance of production, he may even nest in these deserts.
Long-legged Buzzard inhabits the Mediterranean region, in particular in North Africa, Greece, Turkey, and the Caucasus, the Arabian Peninsula, in Central Asia.
A nest of long-legged Buzzard prefers to build in high places, from where you can observe the surrounding terrain. In areas where trees are rare, can be found nests of long-legged Buzzards on the ground or on poles for power lines.
A large part of the long-legged Buzzard prey are small mammals. The Buzzard also hunts for reptiles, amphibians and insects, for example locusts. In the winter, when the prey is rare, long-legged Buzzard did not hesitate, and carrion. The prey catches of soaring flight and sometimes even pursuing her on the ground.