French: Buse d’Afrique German: Salvadoribussard Spanish: Busardo cuellirrojo
Guinea and Sierra Leone E to Sudan, South Sudan and W Ethiopia, and S to SW DRCongo and NW Angola; outside breeding season, occurs farther N in Sahel zone.
35–40 cm; male 525–620 g, female 580–890 g. Sexes differ only in size, with female averaging 7% larger in size and 31% heavier. Mid-sized Buteo;... read more
Considered to louder and shriller than B. buteo, giving a ringing "peee-ah" in... read more
Forest edge and tall broad-leaved woodlands, including agricultural clearings and secondary forest... read more
Food and feeding
Wide range of small animals: vertebrates predominate by weight, including rodents, snakes, chameleons and lizards, also small birds, crabs... read more
Laying Jan–Apr in W & NE Africa; Oct in Zaire and W Angola, but just-fledged young also collected early Sep. Rocking and swooping... read more
Regular annual N–S migration in W Africa of up to 1000 km, moving S in late Sept–early... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Generally common. Ability to move in conjunction with suitable habitat conditions during both breeding and non breeding... read more
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