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Himalayan buzzard

Thai: เหยี่ยวทะเลทรายหิมาลัย, yiow tha-le sai hi-ma-lai

Binomial name: Buteo refectus, Allan Octavian Hume, 1875

The Himalayan buzzard (Buteo refectus) is a medium to large bird of prey that is sometimes considered a subspecies of the widespread common buzzard (Buteo buteo). It is native to the Himalayas and adjacent mountains of southern China.

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Scientific classification

Buteo refectus

Common names

  • Thai: เหยี่ยวทะเลทรายหิมาลัย, yiow tha-le sai hi-ma-lai


  • Buteo refectus, Leonid Aleksandrovich Portenko (1929)

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Distribution map of Himalayan buzzard, Buteo refectus in Thailand
  • Bang Saphan Noi District, Prachuap Khiri Khan
  • Chiang Dao District, Chiang Mai
  • Chiang Dao Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Chiang Saen District, Chiang Rai
  • Doi Inthanon National Park
  • Doi Lo District, Chiang Mai
  • Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park
  • Doi Saket District, Chiang Mai
  • Doi Suthep-Pui National Park
  • Khun Chae National Park
  • Mae Ai District, Chiang Mai
  • Mae Rim District, Chiang Mai
  • Mae Taeng District, Chiang Mai
  • Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai
  • Nong Bong Khai Non-hunting Area
  • Salawin National Park
  • San Sai District, Chiang Mai

Range map of Buteo refectus in Thailand

Important note; our range maps are based on limited data we have collected. The data is not necessarily accurate or complete.

Special thanks to Ton Smits, Parinya Pawangkhanant, Ian Dugdale and many others for their contribution for range data.

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