French: Buse de l’Himalaya German: Tibetbussard Spanish: Busardo del Himalaya
Buteo japonicus refectus
Yushu, Qinghai, China.
S Tibet and Himalayas.
45–53 cm; no data on body mass or wingspan. Wing length (mean ± SD) 383·7 ± 9·4 mm for 28 males, 404 ± 11·2 mm for 19 females... read more
A loud “peee-ooo” similar to that of B. buteo but clearer, higher-pitched and... read more
Uses open areas such as fields, wetlands, semi-forested montane areas and cultivated slopes. Occurs... read more
Food and feeding
Very few data. Reported to take rodents, small birds, reptiles and invertebrates, and to hunt from a perch and by hovering.
Almost nothing known. Said to breed from Apr–Jun and construct a bulky stick nest on a cliff ledge.
Largely sedentary over most of range, or a short-distance elevational migrant.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Status difficult to determine because of confusion with other buzzards. Owing in part to recent taxonomic split, BirdLife... read more
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