Grasshopper buzzard

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Grasshopper buzzard
Butastur rufipennis -Far North Region, Cameroon-8.jpg
in Far North Region, Cameroon
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Accipitriformes
Family: Accipitridae
Genus: Butastur
Species: B. rufipennis
Binomial name
Butastur rufipennis
(Sundevall, 1851)
Synonyms

Buteo rufipennis

The grasshopper buzzard (Butastur rufipennis) is a species of bird of prey in the Accipitridae family. It is found in Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, and Uganda.

Description[edit]

It is brown with an eye orange eye patch around its eyes and an orange black-tipped beak.

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Butastur rufipennis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.