Species of Thailand
Buteo japonicus, Coenraad Jacob Temminck & Hermann Schlegel, 1844
(In Thai: เหยี่ยวทะเลทรายตะวันออก)
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 in 2008, but others still treat it as either one or three subspecies. It is native to Mongolia, China, Japan and some offshore islands. At least some birds winter in Southeast Asia. It is 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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Category / Seasonal Status
Wiki listed status (concerning Thai population): Winter visitor
BCST Category: Recorded in an apparently wild state within the last 50 years
BCST Seasonal status: Non-breeding visitor
- Buteo japonicus
- Thai: เหยี่ยวทะเลทรายตะวันออก
Least Concern (IUCN3.1)
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