Hawks and Eagles (Accipitridae)

Mountain Buzzard (Buteo oreophilus) - HBW 2, p. 187

French: Buse montagnarde German: Bergbussard Spanish: Busardo Montañés
Other common names: Forest/Woodland/African Buzzard

Taxonomy: Buteo oreophilus Hartert and Neumann, 1914, Koritscha, Ethiopia.
Forms superspecies with B. buteo and B. brachypterus, and possibly also with B. jamaicensis and B. ventralis. Has been considered conspecific with B. buteo. Present species has alternatively been called B. tachardus. Race trizonatus may merit treatment as full species. Two subspecies normally recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • oreophilus Hartert & Neumann, 1914 - highlands of Ethiopia S to Tanzania and Malawi.
  • trizonatus Rudebeck, 1957 - S & E South Africa.

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