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 4 years ago 25 sec 3.7
Perched bird Locality Mole National Park, Northern Region, Ghana (Monotypic species)
mark sutton 6 December 2010 5 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 7 years ago 21 sec 3.6
bird flying Locality Tendaba, Lower River Division , The Gambia (Monotypic species)
Daniêl Jimenez 30 December 2011 4 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 47 weeks ago 4.6
Immature bird perched on a bush in a recently burned area of the park
Locality Nairobi National Park, Kenya (Monotypic species)
James Kashangaki 25 October 2015 30 weeks ago 4.5
An adult bird perched high on a branch.
Locality Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda
Krzysztof Blachowiak 17 February 2011 3 years ago 4.4
A bird perched on a wall next to the road
Locality Soma, Lower River Division , The Gambia
Paul van Giersbergen 24 April 2014 41 weeks ago 4.3
A perched adult.
Locality Faraba Banta, Western Division, The Gambia (Monotypic species)
Steve Garvie 5 December 2009 6 years ago 4.2
A single buzzard on the tree near the track of Ninefecha.
Locality Kédougou Region, Senegal (Monotypic species)
Jordi Palou 23 July 2015 41 weeks ago 4
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