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 3 years ago 25 sec 3.7
Perched bird Locality Mole National Park, Northern Region, Ghana (Monotypic species)
mark sutton 6 December 2010 4 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 6 years ago 21 sec 3.6
bird flying Locality Tendaba, Lower River Division , The Gambia (Monotypic species)
Daniêl Jimenez 30 December 2011 3 years ago 28 sec 3.4
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watching an adult on his back
Locality Western Division, The Gambia
Mattias Hofstede 13 December 2013 4 weeks ago 4.7
An adult bird perched high on a branch.
Locality Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda
Krzysztof Blachowiak 17 February 2011 3 years ago 4.3
A perched adult.
Locality Faraba Banta, Western Division, The Gambia (Monotypic species)
Steve Garvie 5 December 2009 5 years ago 4.2
Locality Archers Post, Kenya (Monotypic species)
Nik Borrow 17 November 2011 21 weeks ago 4
An adult in flight
Locality Mora, Far North Province, Cameroon (Monotypic species)
Lars Petersson 9 March 2012 1 year ago 4
An adult perched on top of a tree.
Locality Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda (Monotypic species)
David Beadle 5 February 2014 43 weeks ago 3.8
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