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Augur Buzzard

Buteo augur

Augur Buzzard, Buteo augur, photo © by Michael Plagens

Soaring above Uhuru Gardens, Nairobi, Kenya. 28 March 2013.

From Wikipedia: The adult Augur Buzzard is strikingly plumaged. It is almost black above with a rufous tail. The primary flight feathers are blackish and the secondaries off-white, both barred with black. Below the chin and around the throat is mainly white, and the rest of the underparts and the underwing coverts are rich rufous. The flight feathers from below are white, tipped with black to form a dark trailing edge to the wing.

Augur Buzzard, Buteo augur, photo © by Michael Plagens

Near Lake Elementaita, Nakuru, Kenya. December 2015.

Accipitridae -- Hawk and Falcon Family


  • Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzania by Zimmerman et al.
  • Birds of East Africa by Stevenson and Fanshawe

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updated 25 Feb. 2016.