In Thai: เหยี่ยวทะเลทรายตะวันออก, yiow tha-le sai ta-wan-ok
Binomial name: Buteo japonicus, Coenraad Jacob Temminck & Hermann Schlegel, 1844
The Eastern buzzard or Japanese buzzard (Buteo japonicus) is a medium to large bird of prey that is sometimes considered a subspecies of the widespread common buzzard (Buteo buteo). some scientists treated is as a distinct species starting 2008, but most people still treat it as a subspecies. It is native to Mongolia, China, Japan and some offshore islands. And at least various birds winter in Southeast Asia. It's similar to the steppe buzzard.
It includes three subspecies:
B. j. japonicus: Mongolia, China, and Japan
B. j. toyoshimai: Izu Islands and Bonin Islands
B. j. oshiroi: Daito Islands
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Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata Class Aves Order Accipitriformes Family Accipitridae Genus Buteo Species Buteo japonicus
Thai: เหยี่ยวทะเลทรายตะวันออก, yiow tha-le sai ta-wan-ok
Least Concern (IUCN3.1)
Chiang Dao District, Chiang Mai Chiang Dao Wildlife Sanctuary Chiang Saen District, Chiang Rai Doi Inthanon National Park Doi Lang Doi Lo District, Chiang Mai Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park Doi Suthep-Pui National Park Fang District, Chiang Mai Khao Dinsor (Chumphon Raptor Center) Khao Yai National Park Mae Ai District, Chiang Mai Mae Ping National Park Mae Taeng District, Chiang Mai Mae Wong National Park Mu Ko Chang National Park Mueang Phuket District, Phuket Mueang Samut Sakhon District, Samut Sakhon Nong Bong Khai Non-Hunting Area Omkoi Wildlife Sanctuary Pha Daeng National Park Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park Sai Yok National Park San Sai District, Chiang Mai Si Maha Phot District, Prachinburi Range map of Buteo japonicus in Thailand
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