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Mountain Buzzard

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Photo by volker sthamerBale Mountains, Ethiopia, February 2012
Photo by volker sthamer
Bale Mountains, Ethiopia, February 2012
Buteo oreophilus


[edit] Identification

Photo by Dave ClarkSanetti Plateau in the Bale Mountains National Park, Ethiopia, March 2018
Photo by Dave Clark
Sanetti Plateau in the Bale Mountains National Park, Ethiopia, March 2018

41–48 cm (16-19 in)

  • Dark brown upperparts
  • Whitish underparts with brownish blotches
  • Brown and rufous barring on thighs

[edit] Distribution

East and central Africa
Western Africa: occurs only in Democratic Republic of Congo.
Eastern Africa: Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Zambia and Malawi

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

This is a monotypic species.
Formerly regarded conspecific with Forest Buzzard.

[edit] Habitat

Montane forests and grasslands.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their diet is not well recorded but they are reported to eat bats and other small mammals, birds, reptiles and insects.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Apr 2018)
  4. Wikipedia

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