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 Mandinaba, Western Division, The Gambia (Monotypic species)
Daniêl Jimenez 24 December 2011 1 year ago 25 sec 3.7
Perched bird Locality Mole National Park, Northern Region, Ghana (Monotypic species)
mark sutton 6 December 2010 2 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 4 years ago 21 sec 3.6
bird flying Locality Tendaba, Lower River Division , The Gambia (Monotypic species)
Daniêl Jimenez 30 December 2011 1 year 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 3 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 3 years ago 3.8
Bird on a wire
Locality Lower River Division , The Gambia
Klaus Lachenmaier 24 March 2013 33 weeks ago 3.8
A juvenile in a small bush in open scrub land.
Locality Juba, Central Equatoria State, South Sudan
Smoghead 48 weeks 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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