Buzzard Kite Hawks

Raptors also called Birds of Prey are those who hunt primarily vertebrates. They have sharp eyesight for detecting prey or food at a long distance during flight. Their claws are designed to grasp or kill prey. In absence of any hunt they even eat carcass. Vultures mainly eat carrion/carcass as their main food source which is also considered as big contributor in maintaining ecosystem.

Buzzard: Also commonly called as ( बाज़ ) are have fan shaped tail and major distinction between Kite and Hawks which has forked tail. Honey Buzzards are almost of same size as Kites, where as Black Baza has crest.

Kite: They are most common of the raptors and also can be seen in cities hovering around garbage dumps.

Hawks (Accipiters): They have broad, short wings and comparatively long legs and tail. Sparrowhawks are smaller in size and Northern Goshawk are similar with Kites. The are mainly found in or around forested areas and nests with sticks in tall trees.

Bird NameFamily NameRecord Location and StatusPreview
Black BazaBaza
Jerdon's BazaBaza
Common BuzzardBuzzard
Grey faced BuzzardBuzzardRanthombhore, Bharatpur
Long legged BuzzardBuzzardSultanpur Fields, Bharatpur
Oriental Honey BuzzardBuzzardBharatpur, Corbett
Rough legged BuzzardBuzzardNot Recorded in India
Upland BuzzardBuzzard
White eyed BuzzardBuzzardBharatpur
Crested GoshawkGoshawk
Northern GoshawkGoshawk
Black KiteKiteEntire North India
Black Shouldered KiteKiteBharatpur, Corbett, Sultanpur
Brahminy KiteKiteGoa, Srirangapatna
Red KiteKite
ShikraShikraEntire North India
Chinese SparrowhawkSparrowhawk
Eurasian SparrowhawkSparrowhawk
Japanese SparrowhawkSparrowhawk
Nicobar SparrowhawkSparrowhawk