Buzzard plumages. Your sightings needed!

Posted February 25th, 2016 at 4:13 pm

Buzzard plumages  Your sightings needed

Members can actively contribute to an international research project at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology into geographical differences in the distribution of various Common Buzzard plumage types across Europe and whether plumage colour affects the Buzzard’s survival and reproductive success.Variation on Buzzard plumage types (very dark to very pale) shown here http://aves.orn.mpg.de/~buteo/en/morph-types

There are currently only six records from Devon, one from Dorset and none from Cornwall.

To help in this research please submit your observations on their website at  http://aves.orn.mpg.de/~buteo/en/informationen

Alan Pomroy