Upland Buzzard

Scientific name: Buteo hemilasius
Mongolian name: Шилийн Сар
Order: Accipitriformes
Bird family: Accipitridae (Kites, Hawks, Eagles)
Conservation status: LC


Key information

The upland buzzard (Buteo hemilasius) is the largest buzzard and the largest member of the Buteo in the world based on total length and wingspan.

Length : 57-71 cm

Wingspan: 14-161 cm

Weight : 950-1400 g

Population : The overall population trend is stable.

Habitat: found in open montane grass lands and cultivation in summer, wintering to lower altitudes.

Diet: mainly rodents, e.g. ground squirrels, voles, gerbils, pikas and young marmots.