Archers Buzzard

Archers Buzzard

Summary:

Profile Archers Buzzard
[Authority] W. L. Sclater, 1918 | [group] Kites, hawks and eagles | [order] ACCIPITRIFORMES | [family] Accipitridae | [latin] Buteo archeri | [UK] Archers

[Authority] W. L. Sclater, 1918 | [group] Kites, hawks and eagles | [order] ACCIPITRIFORMES | [family] Accipitridae | [latin] Buteo archeri | [UK] Archers Buzzard | [FR] Buse dArcher | [DE] Archers-Bussard | [ES] Busardo Augur Somali | [NL] Archers Buizerd | copyright picture

Size similar as Augur Buazzrd; tail less chestnut, more tawny; lower parts black in old birds; in younger chiefly white, excepting the throat, which is more or less black. Forms superspecies with B.augur and B.rufofuscus; all three sometimes considered conspecific, but differ on calls and coloration, showing disjunct distribution

Hilly and Mountainous Savannah

Forms superspecies with B. augur and B. rufofuscus; all three sometimes considered conspecific, but differ on calls and coloration, showing disjunct distribution. Monotypic. Status of species or subspecies hiuihly debated. We follow HBW.

Small vertebrates and insects, hunts by perching and soaring.


Not yet recognized by bird.ife, but CITES states it as non=threatened [conservation status from birdlife.org]


Hardly any details, lays at the end of the dry seeson; clutch size 1-2 eggs.

Probably sedentary as can be inferred by its very small range.

Specification

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  4. size min.: 50 cm
  5. size max.: 55 cm
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  11. broods 1
  12. eggs min.: 1
  13. eggs max.: 2
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