Augur Buzzard

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.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 14 April 2015
Scientific Name
Buteo augur
  • Accipitriformes
  • Accipitridae
  • Buteo
  • B. augur
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Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 12 April 2020)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
19 to 24 inches
47 to 58 inches
31 to 46 ounces

International Names

Chinese (汉语) 非洲鵟
Czech (Cesky) káně černohřbetá
Danish (Dansk) Augurvåge
Dutch (Nederlands) Augurbuizerd
Finnish (Suomi) afrikanhiirihaukka
French (Français) Buse augure
German (Deutsch) Augurbussard
Italian (Italiano) Poiana augurale nordafricana
Japanese (日本語) ヨゲンノスリ [yogennosuri]
Norwegian (Norsk) Augurvåk
Polish (Polski) myszolów bialobrzuchy
Portuguese (Português) Bútio-augur
Russian (русский язык) Красногорлый канюк
Spanish (Español) Busardo Augur Oriental
Swedish (Svenska) Augurvråk
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