Falco (Buteo) Augur
Closely related to B. rufofuscus, and sometimes considered conspecific, but differs in calls and in plumage coloration; limited range overlap with latter in C Namibia. Population in N Somalia formerly accorded species status (e.g. in HBW) under name B. archeri, but first shown to be conspecific with present species#R and then determined to be a colour morph of it#R; genetic data, however, counter this view, suggesting that archeri is basal to the clade of Afrotropical buzzards, is not closely related to B. augur or B. rufofuscus, and therefore clearly merits species rank#R; full review needed. Monotypic.
Ethiopia, W Eritrea and highlands of N Somalia S through E Africa to Zimbabwe; SW Angola and N & C Namibia.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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