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Augur Buzzard

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About the Augur Buzzard

Also known as: Jackal Buzzard, Archer's Buzzard, North African Jackal Buzzard

The Augur Buzzard is a species of hawk found in Africa. It is in the same genus as the Red-tailed Hawk of North America and the Common Buzzard of Europe and Asia.

The Augur Buzzard is a resident, non-migratory bird throughout its range. They are typically found near mountains and in adjacent grassland habitat. The species is also known as Jackal Buzzard or Archer's Buzzard, though some taxonomies consider these subspecies to be separate species entirely.

Being a bird of prey, Augur Buzzards feed mainly on prey items like snakes, rodents, and small birds. They may also feed on carrion. Hunting usually takes place from a perched position or from a hover.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 14 April 2015
Scientific Name Buteo augur
  • Accipitriformes
  • Accipitridae
  • Buteo
  • B. augur
Birdorable Family Birds of Prey
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 11 August 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
19 to 24 inches
47 to 58 inches
31 to 46 ounces
Range East Africa South Africa

International Names

  • 非洲鵟 (Chinese)
  • káně černohřbetá (Czech)
  • Augurvåge (Danish)
  • Augurbuizerd (Dutch)
  • afrikanhiirihaukka (Finnish)
  • Buse augure (French)
  • Augurbussard (German)
  • Poiana augurale nordafricana (Italian)
  • ヨゲンノスリ [yogennosuri] (Japanese)
  • Augurvåk (Norwegian)
  • myszolów bialobrzuchy (Polish)
  • Bútio-augur (Portuguese)
  • Красногорлый канюк (Russian)
  • Busardo Augur Oriental (Spanish)
  • Augurvråk (Swedish)