Hawks and Eagles (Accipitridae)

Grasshopper Buzzard (Butastur rufipennis) - HBW 2, p. 167

French: Busautour des sauterelles German: Heuschreckenteesa 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.

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