French: Busautour pâle German: Malaienteesa Spanish: Busardo alirrufo
Other common names:
Myanmar and S China (SW Yunnan) S to Indochina; Java; Sulawesi. Reported occurrence in SE Borneo doubtful; old record from Timor of questionable validity.
35–41 cm; 336–340 g; wingspan 84–91 cm. Small, slim-bodied, buteo-like raptor with slim head, weak bill, long rufous wings, moderately long legs and medium-... read more
Both in flight and perched, gives a double-noted "pit-piu" or similar (many variants),... read more
Open country, dry dipterocarp woodland, wooded savanna and scrub; also near rivers, rice paddies... read more
Food and feeding
Small mammals, snakes, lizards, frogs, crabs and large insects. Hunts from exposed perch, making short flights to ground to capture prey... read more
Laying Feb–Mar/Apr in Java; probably Jun–Jul in Sulawesi. Relatively small stick nest built by pair in crown of large, solitary... read more
No information. Presumed to be largely sedentary.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Global population probably fewer than 10,000 individuals of all age classes. Throughout most of range thought to be fairly... read more
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