The Eastern buzzard or Japanese buzzard (Buteo japonicus) is a medium to large bird of prey that is sometimes considered a subspecies of the widespread common buzzard (Buteo buteo). some scientists treated is as a distinct species starting 2008, but most people still treat it as a subspecies. It is native to Mongolia, China, Japan and some offshore islands. And at least various birds winter in Southeast Asia. It's similar to the steppe buzzard.
It includes three subspecies:
- B. j. japonicus: Mongolia, China, and Japan
- B. j. toyoshimai: Izu Islands and Bonin Islands
- B. j. oshiroi: Daito Islands
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Buteo japonicus.|
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2011. The Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.6. Downloaded from https://web.archive.org/web/20100821172048/http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist