Forest Buzzard Buteo trizonatus

Family: Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles)

Authority: (Rudebeck, 1957)

Red List Category

Criteria: D1

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Justification of Red List category
There is contradictory evidence as to whether this species is in decline (there is evidence to suggest that its range may have decreased) or increasing (it is suggested that the spread of plantations and the afforestation of grasslands increase available habitat). The global population size has been estimated to be small, but there is uncertainty over the appropriate population size range. Thus the species has been assessed as Near Threatened, but targeted surveys to generate better population size and trend estimates are highly encouraged.

Population size: 670-6700

Population trend: Stable

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 179,000 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Raptors MOU

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Buteo trizonatus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/03/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/03/2023.