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Grasshopper Buzzard

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Also known as Follow link Alternate name
Butastur rufipennis Scientific name
Accipitriformes Order
Acciptridae Family
35 - 37 cm Length
Tropical lowlands:-  dry forest, shrubland, savanna, grassland, bgs, marshes, swamps, fens, peatlands & arable land. Range follow link Habitat
1 - 3 eggs. Clutch
Mainly large insects. Food  
3454 - TSN: 175531 - Sub-species World Number
Least Concern Status

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AKA Czech: jestřábec sarančí, Kánec sarancí
Danish: Græshoppevåge
German: Heuschreckenteesa
English: Grasshopper Buzzard, Grasshopper buzzard eagle, Grasshopper Buzzard-Eagle
Spanish: Azor Langostero, Busardo Langostero
Estonian: tirtsu-haugasviu
Finnish: Heinäsirkkahaukka
French: Busard des sauterelles, Busautour des sauterelles, Buse des sauterelles
Italian: Butastore rufipenne, Poiana grillaia
Japanese: afurikasashiba
Japanese: アフリカサシバ
Latin: Butastur rufipennis
Dutch: Sprinkhaanbuizerd
Norwegian: Gresshoppevåk
Polish: myszolap rdzawoskrzydly, myszołap rdzawoskrzydły, Myszołów rdzawoskrzydły
Russian: Саранчовый канюк
Slovak: myšiak saryč, saryc africký
Swedish: Gräshoppsvråk
Swahili: Shakivale Bawa-jekundu
Chinese: 蝗鵟鹰

Range:- Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Rep. of Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, te d'Ivoire, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda,


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