Hawks and Eagles (Accipitridae)

Black-breasted Buzzard (Hamirostra melanosternon) - HBW 2, p. 112

French: Milan à plastron German: Schwarzbrustmilan Spanish: Milano Pechinegro
Other common names: Black-breasted Kite/Buzzard-kite

Taxonomy: Buteo melanosternon Gould, 1841, interior of New South Wales.
Traditionally regarded as a primitive kite of Milvus affinity, to which unrelated; now considered part of old endemic Australasian clade (see page 55). Monotypic.

Distribution: Australia, except S and E.

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