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Species of Thailand

Eastern buzzard

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 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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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Accipitriformes
Family
Accipitridae
Genus
Buteo
Species
Buteo japonicus

Common names

  • Thai: เหยี่ยวทะเลทรายตะวันออก, yiow tha-le sai ta-wan-ok

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Range Map

Distribution map of Eastern buzzard, Buteo japonicus in Thailand
Range map of Buteo japonicus in Thailand