Grasshopper Buzzard (Butastur rufipennis) - HBW 2, p. 167
French: Busautour des sauterelles
Spanish: Busardo Langostero
Taxonomy: Poliornis rufipennis Sundevall, 1851, Khartoum, Sudan.
Only African member of genus, forming superspecies with Asian B. teesa, B. liventer and B. indicus. Monotypic.
Distribution: Senegambia E to Ethiopia, migrating S to Sierra Leone, Cameroon, NE Zaire, Kenya and N Tanzania.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
perching and flying away Locality Mandina Ba, Western Division, The Gambia (Monotypic species)
Daniêl Jimenez 24 December 2011 2 years ago 25 sec 3.7
Perched bird Locality Mole National Park, Northern Region, Ghana (Monotypic species)
mark sutton 6 December 2010 3 years ago 14 sec 3.7
A bird perched in a dead tree. Locality Faraba Banta, Western Division, The Gambia (Monotypic species)
Paul Clarke 9 January 2003 5 years ago 21 sec 3.6
bird flying Locality Tendaba, Lower River Division , The Gambia (Monotypic species)
Daniêl Jimenez 30 December 2011 2 years ago 28 sec 3.4
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An adult bird perched high on a branch.
Locality Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda
Krzysztof Blachowiak 17 February 2011 1 year ago 4.3
A perched adult.
Locality Faraba Banta, Western Division, The Gambia (Monotypic species)
Steve Garvie 5 December 2009 4 years ago 4.3
A bird perched in a roadside tree
Locality Mole National Park, Northern Region, Ghana (Monotypic species)
Ian Fulton 7 March 2009 4 years ago 3.8
Bird on a wire
Locality Lower River Division , The Gambia
Klaus Lachenmaier 24 March 2013 46 weeks ago 3.8
A juvenile in a small bush in open scrub land.
Locality Juba, Central Equatoria State, South Sudan
Smoghead 1 year ago 3.8
Locality Kaur wetlands, Kaur, Central River Division, The Gambia
Paul Cools 10 February 2011 1 year ago 3.8
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