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 18 videos
one bird Locality Brufut, Western Division, The Gambia (ssp monogrammicus)
Daniêl Jimenez 4 January 2012 3 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 3 years ago 35 sec 4.6
A bird perched in a tree. Locality Marakissa, Western Division, The Gambia (ssp monogrammicus)
Yoel Jimenez 4 November 2014 28 weeks ago 39 sec 4.5
A bird perching on a tree in an urban park Locality Maputo City, Mozambique
Nacho Aransay 24 April 2013 2 years ago 21 sec 4.3
perching and flying away Locality Budongo Forest, Uganda (ssp monogrammicus)
Daniêl Jimenez 29 September 2010 4 years ago 41 sec 4.2
Perched on a tree in forest Locality Kibuye, West Province, Rwanda
Pascal Vagner 7 March 2013 2 years ago 28 sec 4
PhotosSee all 20 photos
Adult bird sitting in a tree by the road.
Locality Kibale National Park, Uganda (ssp monogrammicus)
Antero Topp 3 November 2011 3 years ago 4.4
Adult perching close to the nest
Locality Rhino River Camp, Meru National Park, Kenya (ssp monogrammicus)
maurizioravasini 11 May 2012 8 weeks ago 4.4
Locality Sakania, Haut-Katanga Province, Zaire (Democratic Republic of the Congo) (ssp meridionalis)
nvoaden 14 July 2013 1 year ago 4.3
An adult perched in a tree.
Locality Masindi, Uganda (ssp monogrammicus)
David Beadle 11 February 2014 46 weeks ago 4.2
Lizard Buzzard having caught a grasshopper on the ground.
Locality Darsilami, Western Division, The Gambia
Frans Vandewalle 12 February 2012 1 year ago 4.2
An adult perched
Locality Sanaga River, South Province, Cameroon (ssp monogrammicus)
Lars Petersson 1 March 2012 1 year ago 4
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