Photo category:
Rocky desert
Vertebrates specimen collection
Natural History Museum of Crete exhibition

  • Photo taken by:
    Trichas, A.
  • Photo taken date:
    March 2013
Long-legged Buzzard
Desert ecosystem
Rocky desert diorama

Photo of a Long-legged Buzzard, Buteo rufinus, a bird of prey typical of open areas, found in North Africa and the Eastern Mediterranean. It nests in the vicinity of steep rocky slopes. Its preferred food items include small mammals as well as lizards and snakes.