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White-eyed Buzzard
Butastur teesa

Status: Lower risk

Population Trend: Unknown.

Other Names: White-eyed Buzzard-eagle, White-eyed Buzzard-hawk, White-eyed Hawk.


Butastur teesa
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Distribution: Indomalayan/Palearctic. Southeastern IRAN, AFGHANISTAN, and PAKISTAN through INDIA and NEPAL to BURMA. more....

Subspecies: Monotypic.

Taxonomy: Forms a superspecies with B. rufipennis, B. liventer, and B. indicus. Amadon (1982) included Butastur in the sub-buteos, but later removed it from that group (Amadon and Bull 1988) and emphasized its similarity of Kaupifalco. Griffiths (1994) also thought that Butastur and Kaupifalco are sister taxa, based on her study of syringeal morphology. The results of Lerner et al. (2008) from analyses of mitochondrial and DNA genes showed that Butastur forms a monophyletic group that is a buteonine genus and not related to Kaupifalco.

Movements: Partial migrant (Bildstein 2006).

Conservation: Categorized as a species of "Least Concern" by BirdLife International.

Important References: 
Clark, W.S.. 1994. White-eyed Buzzard. P. 167 in del Hoyo, J., A. Elliott,
  and J. Sargatal (eds). Handbook of birds of the world. Vol. 2. New World
  vultures to guineafowl. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, Spain.
Ferguson-Lees, J., and D.A. Christie. 2001. Raptors of the world. Houghton
  Mifflin, Boston, MA.
Inskipp, C., and T. Inskipp. 1991. A guide to the birds of Nepal. 2nd ed.
  Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C.
Naoroji, R. 2006. Birds of prey of the Indian subcontinent. Christopher
  Helm, London.
Rasmussen, P.C., and J.C. Anderton. 2005. Birds of South Asia: the Ripley
  guide. Vols. 1-2. Smithsonian Institution and Lynx Edicions, Washington,
  D.C. and Barcelona, Spain.
more....

Sites of Interest:
VIREO
White-eyed Buzzard photos.

Researchers:
Kothe, Sudhanshu

Last modified: 11/10/2010

Recommended Citation: Global Raptor Information Network. 2014. Species account: White-eyed Buzzard Butastur teesa. Downloaded from http://www.globalraptors.org on 18 Apr. 2014








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