Socotra Buzzard Buteo socotraensis


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Porter, R.F. and Suleiman, A.S. 2014. The populations and distribution of the breeding birds of the Socotra archipelago, Yemen: 2. Shearwaters to Terns. Sandgrouse 36: 2-33.

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BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Buteo socotraensis. Downloaded from on 31/03/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 31/03/2023.