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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 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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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