Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Hawks, Eagles and Kites :: Grasshopper Buzzard
Grasshopper Buzzard Butastur rufipennis
Described by: Sundevall (1851)
Alternate common name(s): Grasshopper Buzzard-Eagle
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors
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RangeSahel zone of Africa s. of the Sahara;
Sw. Mauritania, Senegambia, s. Mali, Burkina Faso, s. Niger, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, s. Chad, c. and s. Sudan, Ethiopia and Eritrea.
Migrates s. to Sierra Leone, s. Cameroon, ne. Zaire, Uganda, nw. Somalia (September-October), Kenya (Taru Desert and coastal lowlands in January-March), n. and c. Tanzania.
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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
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