The Long-legged Buzzard is similar to a large Common Buzzard with longer legs and wings. As its Latin name indicates, it often has rufous brown colouring.
It also often has a pale head, chest and tail.
Its vast range covers North Africa, Southeast Europe, West and Central Asia to China and south to India.
General plumage is too pale to be a White-tailed Eagle.
Long-legged Buzzard with snake
Prey includes small rodents and reptiles, including snakes.