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


The Gambia - Dec, 2002 © Ben van den Broek  Kenya - Jan, 2004 © W. S. Clark 
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Sahel 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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