Temminck and Schlegel, 1844,
Usually considered conspecific with B. buteo and, by extension, B. refectus, B. oreophilus, B. trizonatus and also B. brachypterus; closely related to all five, and possibly also to B. jamaicensis and B. ventralis. Weakly distinct morphologically from B. buteo and B. refectus#R#R, more so vocally#R and strongly so genetically#R; evidently much hybridization in recent past, and species boundaries likely to be redrawn with further research, but present arrangement, although unlikely to be supported by the scoring system used herein, appears appropriate in the interim. Three subspecies recognized.
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