Genus Butastur


Grey-faced Buzzard - It is a bird of open land. It eats lizards, small mammals and large insects.


Rufous-winged Buzzard - The adult Rufous-winged Buzzard is 38–43 cm long. It has a grey head and underparts, with some streaking on the crown, neck and breast. The rest of the upperparts are rufous grey, and the uppertail is bright rufous. In flight, from above it shows rufous-chestnut flight feathers and the rufous uppertail, and from below it has a grey body, white underwing coverts, and greyish flight feathers and undertail. The juvenile is duller and browner, with a brown-grey head and white supercilium.


Grasshopper Buzzard - The Grasshopper Buzzard is a species of bird of prey in the Accipitridae family. It is found in Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, and Uganda.


White-eyed Buzzard - The White-eyed Buzzard is a medium sized hawk which is unrelated to the true buzzards of the genus Buteo that is found in South Asia and adjoining regions. At close range adults can be readily identified by their small size relative to other raptors in the region and the distinctive white iris. The throat is white and a contrasting mesial stripe is visible both in flight and at perch. They do not have typical carpal patches found in true buzzards but the wing lining appears dark. They are seen perched for long durations but soar in thermals and are vociferous in the breeding season. They feed mainly on insects and small vertebrates.

Order : Falconiformes
Family : Accipitridae
Genus : Butastur