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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Accipitridae — buzzards and hawks.


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From Latin būteō.


  • You have already used a photo of a "Buteo" hawk on the cover of Baker's The Peregrine, an error of the same order of magnitude.

    Egregious-- and Hilarious-- Error

  • The genus Buteo is from the Latin buteo (broad rounded wings).

    Rich Wolf: Boulder Predator Spotted in New York City

  • Raptors amongst the stabilised sands include 15 breeding pairs (about a tenth of the world's population) of the Spanish imperial eagle Aquila heliaca adalberti (VU), black vulture Aegypius monachus, short-toed eagle Circaetus gallicus, booted eagle Hieraaetus pennatus, buzzard Buteo buteo, black kite Milvus migrans, black-shouldered kite Elanus caeruleus, red kite M. milvus, and hobby Falco subbuteo.

    Doñana National Park, Spain

  • Birds of prey such as snowy owls, short-eared owls (Asio flammeus), jaegers (skuas – Stercorarius spp.), and rough-legged buzzards (Buteo lagopus) are lemming and vole specialists that are only able to breed at peak lemming densities and which aggregate in areas with high lemming densities.

    Effects of changes in climate and UV radiation levels on structure of arctic ecosystems in the short and long term

  • Some 35 raptors are found in the Batoka gorge below the falls: Taita falcon Falco fasciinucha breeds there as do black eagle Aquilla verreauxi, peregrine falcon Falco peregrinus, augur buzzard Buteo rufofuscatus augur also black stork Ciconia nigra and African swift Apus barbatus.

    Mosi-oa-Tunya Victoria Falls, Zambia

  • The area supports a number of species locally threatened or at their biogeographic limits, including golden eagle Aquila chrysaetos, prairie falcon Falco mexicanus, ferruginous hawk Buteo regalis, loggerhead shrike Lanius ludovicianus, merlin Falco columbarius, Brewers sparrow Spizella breweri and grasshopper sparrow Ammodramus savannarum.

    Dinosaur Provincial Park, Canada

  • The birds endemic at the species level are: the Juan Fernández firecrown, Sephanoides fernandensis (the only endemic hummingbird known on oceanic islands), the "rayadito" from Masafuera, Aphrastura masafuerae, the Juan Fernández tit-tyrant, Arlairetes fernandezianus, and the endemic at the subspecies level: the Juan Fernández red-backed hawk, Buteo polyosoma exsul, and the Juan Fernández sparrow hawk, Falco sparverius fernandensis.

    Juan Fernández Islands temperate forests

  • Some of these fearless, endemic predators are the Galapagos hawk (Buteo galapagoenis), the subspecies Galapagos barn owl (Tyto punctissima) and short-eared owl (Asio flammeus).

    Galápagos Islands xeric scrub

  • The last sentence is a reference to the Galapagos hawk, Buteo galapagoensis, another species that is found only on Galapagos, but which somewhat resembles species on the mainland, especially Buteo swainsoni, which annually migrates between North and South America and could well have been blown off course on one or two freak occasions.


  • Also found here are the plain-winged antwren (Myrmotherula behni), dusky spinetail (Synallaxis moesta), lemon-throated barbet (Eubucco richardsoni), and zone-tailed hawk (Buteo albonotatus).

    Caqueta moist forests


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