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Mountain Buzzard
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Falconiformes (or Accipitriformes, q.v.)
Family: Accipitridae
Genus: Buteo
Species: B. oreophilus
Binomial name
Buteo oreophilus
Hartert and Neumann, 1914

The Mountain Buzzard (Buteo oreophilus) is a bird that lives in montane forests in East Africa (Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and extreme eastern DR Congo) and forests and plantations in South Africa. The latter population is sometimes considered a separate species, the Forest Buzzard (B. trizonatus).[1]


  1. ^ Birds of Africa south of the Sahara, Ian Sinclair and Peter Ryan, 2003, Struik Publishers, ISBN 1 86872 857 9


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