It is distributed from Egypt and the Balkan Peninsula along the southern (steppe) strip of the European part of our country to eastern Mongolia, Tsaidam, northwestern India. To the north to the Kyrgyz steppes, Tarbagatai and the area of Lake Zaysan-Nor, in Altai traced to the former. Rubtsovsky district. In winter, mainly in northern Africa and in northwestern India.
Different types of coloring: either light, ocher-whitish mostly, and from below and from above with dark leaves and spots on the head, neck, chest and sides, brown back and wing coverts with light borders, brown with a rusty tint, belly and pants, the tail is rusty or white with an admixture of rust, in young birds with a transverse dark brown pattern, probably decreasing or disappearing with age, or mainly brown with an admixture of buffy or reddish, or, finally, uniformly dark brown, sometimes with a light transverse tail (these types of colors were described p by various authors as separate forms). The rainbow is light, yellowish-brownish, waxen and legs are yellow, the beak is black-horned, claws are black. Wing tail
Western or European borefoot, buzzard Buteo lagopus lagopus
Breeds from northern Sweden through the northern strip of our country (tundra) to the Ob basin, wintering in the west. Europe, the middle and southern zone of the European part of our country, Transcaucasia, the southern strip of western Siberia, Turkestan, and rarely - northern Africa.
With great personal variability, the western bosom buzzard can be characterized as follows: the top is brown with an admixture of white, the goiter and chest are dark, the belly is whitish with a brown transverse pattern on the bottom, the pants and tail are sharply transversely striped, in young the white color is less clear, the brown pattern of the trousers is not transverse, the belly is uniformly brown, the transverse pattern of the tail is not black, but brown and poorly developed, being in the form of a wide dark apical strip and the remainder of the blurry stripes. The rainbow is dark brown, the beak is blackish-horny, the nails are black, the legs and wax are yellow. Wing of male females
Siberian bony buzzard Buteo lagopus pallidus (B. l. Pallidus)
It is distributed from the lower reaches of the Yenisei along the northeastern strip of Siberia to the Chukchi Peninsula and Primorye (Bolshaya Ayanka). On migration and wintering in various places in the European part of our country, Siberia, the Caucasus, Turkestan, China, Japan.
It differs from the previous one in that the plumage in both adults and young people is more developed in whitish color, on the top it appears more in the form of light borders and spots, and from the bottom it prevails noticeably over brown: in young ones, the chest is noticeably lighter in comparison with lagopus. The wing of male females According to N. I. Gavrilenko (“Birds of Poltava” 1929) differs from lagopus in the color of the rainbow, which is yellow, while in lagopus it is light brown.
Kamchatka boreal buzzard Buteo lagopus kamtschatkensis (B. l. Kamchatkenzis)
The nesting region of Kamchatka, perhaps the Komandorski Islands, in winter and on migration is in the Ussuri Territory and Primorye.
It is close to lagopus in color, dark, perhaps with a slightly more developed rusty coating on brown batches, in addition, differs from other races in large size - wing (!) Cm in males, in females.
Central Asian bore buzzard Buteo hemilasius (Buteo hamilazius)
The Central Asian form is found outside our borders in eastern Turkestan, Mongolia, Tibet, and in our country - in Tarbagatay, southern Altai, Tien Shan, Transbaikalia. During winter migrations appears in Japan, middle China, the Himalayas, Turkestan, India, Burma.
The general color of the top is from light brown to dark brown, sometimes it is monochromatic, often with an admixture of buffy-whitish, the tail is in a transverse dark pattern, the bottom is buffy or whitish, with more or less developed brown spotting, sometimes there is a significant admixture of rusty tones. Young ones differ from the old ones in that they have a bottom with a longitudinal dark pattern, while the old ones have a plain-dark belly, or with traces of a transverse pattern. The plumage of the metatarsus varies significantly, which is sometimes feathered to the fingers, sometimes naked in its lower third. Wing tail