Jackal Buzzard (Buteo rufofuscus) - HBW 2, p. 189
French: Buse rounoir
Spanish: Busardo Augur Meridional
Taxonomy: Falco rufofuscus J. R. Forster, 1798, South Africa.
Forms superspecies with B. augur and B. archeri; all three sometimes considered conspecific, but differ on calls and coloration, showing disjunct distribution; limited overlap with B. augur in C Namibia. Monotypic.
Distribution: South Africa, S & C Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland, S Mozambique and S Botswana.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
Bird perched on tree before soaring in wind. Locality Ithala Game Reserve, KwaZulu Natal Province, South Africa (Monotypic species)
Doug and Denise Norris 17 September 2008 24 weeks ago 49 sec 4.3
A bird perched on a telephone post Locality Creighton, KwaZulu Natal Province, South Africa (Monotypic species)
Francesc Capdevila i Torr... 14 October 2002 9 years ago 9 sec 4.3
A bird resting and preening on a rock Locality Wakkerstroom, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa (Monotypic species)
Christian Boix Hinzen 14 July 2006 5 years ago 31 sec 4.2
PhotosSee all 12 photos
Jackal buzzards displaying
Locality Worcester, Western Cape Province, South Africa
Louis Groenewald 1 April 2013 8 weeks ago 4.5
An adult perched on a pole.
Locality Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve, Western Cape Province, South Africa (Monotypic species)
Carmelo López 26 November 2010 3 years ago 4.2
Locality Western Cape Province, South Africa
Cristiano Crolle 23 August 2013 26 weeks ago 4
Immature Jackal Buzzard on its favourite habitat, the mountainous region of Drakensberg
Locality Drakensberg Mountains, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa
Frans Vandewalle 25 April 1981 15 weeks ago 3.8
Portrait of an adult bird.
Locality Liberty's Owl - Raptor and Reptile Centre, Ringwood, Hampshire, England, Great Britain (Monotypic species)
Tomasz Doroń 21 April 2012 44 weeks ago 3.8
Jackal Buzzard with wings raised
Locality South Africa
Philip Perry 18 August 2005 4 years ago 3.8