Lizard Buzzard (Kaupifalco monogrammicus) - HBW 2, p. 143
French: Buse unibande
Spanish: Busardo Gavilán
Taxonomy: Falco monogrammicus Temminck, 1824, Senegal.
Monotypic genus, probably allied to Melierax through plumage, behaviour and yolk colour; traditionally associated with sub buteonine hawks (see page 55), although interestingly race meridionalis was originally described in genus Micronisus. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- monogrammicus (Temminck, 1824) - Senegambia E to Ethiopia and S to Uganda and Kenya.
- meridionalis (Hartlaub, 1860) - S Kenya S to N South Africa and W to Angola and N Namibia.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 17 videos
one bird Locality Brufut, Western Division, The Gambia (ssp monogrammicus)
Daniêl Jimenez 4 January 2012 2 years ago 36 sec 4.7
An adult on a branch, looking back Locality Abuko Nature Reserve, Abuko, Western Division, The Gambia (ssp monogrammicus)
Alex García · Videoaves 17 April 2011 2 years ago 35 sec 4.6
A bird perching on a tree in an urban park Locality Maputo City, Mozambique
Nacho Aransay 24 April 2013 45 weeks ago 21 sec 4.3
perching and flying away Locality Budongo Forest, Uganda (ssp monogrammicus)
Daniêl Jimenez 29 September 2010 3 years ago 41 sec 4.2
Perched on a tree in forest Locality Kibuye, West Province, Rwanda
Pascal Vagner 7 March 2013 46 weeks ago 28 sec 4
different shots of a perched bird Locality Fathala Forest, Sine Saloum Delta, Fatick Region, Senegal
Juan Sanabria 1 January 2009 4 years ago 31 sec 4
PhotosSee all 16 photos
Lizard Buzzard having caught a grasshopper on the ground.
Locality Darsilami, Western Division, The Gambia
Frans Vandewalle 12 February 2012 15 weeks ago 4.2
Locality Sakania, Haut-Katanga Province, Zaire (Democratic Republic of the Congo) (ssp meridionalis)
nvoaden 14 July 2013 21 weeks ago 4.2
A bird perched on a tree
Locality Mole National Park, Northern Region, Ghana (ssp monogrammicus)
Luis Mario Arce 20 February 2013 44 weeks ago 4
Locality Kotu, Banjul, The Gambia (ssp monogrammicus)
Paul Cools 10 February 2012 1 year ago 4
Adult bird sitting in a tree by the road.
Locality Kibale National Park, Uganda (ssp monogrammicus)
Antero Topp 3 November 2011 2 years ago 4
Lizard Buzzard in a tree
Locality Littoral Province, Cameroon
Bernard Guevorts 2 December 2012 1 year ago 3.8
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