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 1 year 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 1 year ago 35 sec 4.6
A bird perching on a tree in an urban park Locality Maputo City, Mozambique
Nacho Aransay 24 April 2013 4 weeks ago 21 sec 4.2
perching and flying away Locality Budongo Forest, Uganda (ssp monogrammicus)
Daniêl Jimenez 29 September 2010 2 years ago 41 sec 4.2
different shots of a perched bird Locality Fathala Forest, Sine Saloum Delta, Fatick Region, Senegal
Juan Sanabria 1 January 2009 3 years ago 31 sec 4
A bird in a tree Locality Fathala Forest, Sine Saloum Delta, Fatick Region, Senegal
Juan Sanabria 1 January 2009 3 years ago 23 sec 4
PhotosSee all 11 photos
Adult bird sitting in a tree by the road.
Locality Kibale National Park, Uganda (ssp monogrammicus)
Antero Topp 3 November 2011 1 year ago 3.9
A bird perched on a tree
Locality Mole National Park, Northern Region, Ghana (ssp monogrammicus)
Luis Mario Arce 20 February 2013 3 weeks ago ADDED LAST MONTH 3.8
Lizard Buzzard in a tree
Locality Littoral Province, Cameroon
Bernard Guevorts 2 December 2012 12 weeks ago 3.8
Locality Kotu, Banjul, The Gambia
Paul Cools 10 February 2012 29 weeks ago 3.7
Waiting in a tree top for a prey near Skukuza on the Sabie River.
Locality Kruger National Park, South Africa
Robert Erasmus 16 May 2011 1 year ago 3.4
Perched in a tree.
Locality Kruger National Park, South Africa (ssp meridionalis)
David Beadle 13 January 2011 1 year ago 3.3
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