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Boyd's Buzzard[1]
Boyd's Buzzard
Dark morph
Scientific classification Red Pencil Icon
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Clade: Inopinaves
Clade: Afroaves
Superorder: Accipitrimorphae
Order: Accipitriformes
Family: Accipitridae
Subfamily: Buteoninae
Tribe: Buteonini
Genus: Buteo
Species: B. boydi
Binomial name
Buteo boydi
Travis, 2314[1]
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Boyd's Buzzard, Buteo boydi is a species of Buteo in the Accipitridae family. It is found through Europe. It is closely related to the Red-tailed Hawk and Rough-legged Buzzard, and may have evolved from the latter.[alt. univ.]

Other names

Black-bellied Buzzard, Black-bellied Hawk, Boyd's Hawk.

Etymology

It is named after John Boyd III, the owner of Taxonomy in Flux.[real world]

Description

Boyd's Buzzard is a large 20–23 in (51–58 cm) buteo, with a wingspan of 50–56 in (130–140 cm). It usually weighs around 2.25–3.25 lb (1.02–1.47 kg).

Similar species

Common Buzzard has a white breast. Rough-legged Buzzard only has black on its belly and legs. Golden Eagle is larger and dark all over.

Behaviour

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Distribution/habitat

References

  1. ^ a b Travis, George 2314. A new species of buzzard from the Devonshire highlands. Devonshire Journal of Ornithology (University of Hera, Zoological Department) 12 (1): 1-4.[alt. univ.]
  2. ^ Future IUCN

Based on...

It is somewhat based on the White-eyed Buzzard as well as the Rough-legged Buzzard.


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