Mountain Buzzard

Mountain Buzzard / Buteo oreophilus

Mountain Buzzard

Here the details of the Mountain Buzzard named bird below:

SCI Name:  Buteo oreophilus
Protonym:  Buteo oreophilus Orn.Monatsb. 22 p.31
Taxonomy:  Accipitriformes / Accipitridae /
Taxonomy Code:  moubuz2
Type Locality:  Koritscha, Ethiopia.
Publish Year:  1914
IUCN Status:  


(Accipitridae; Ϯ Common Buzzard B. buteo) Specific name Falco buteo Linnaeus, 1758. "BUSE, Buteo.  Bec, tête et base du bec des Éperviers; ailes des Aigles; tarse gros et court." (de Lacépède 1799); "Buteo Lacépède, Tabl. Ois., 1799, p. 4. Type, by tautonymy, Falco buteo Linné." (Peters, 1931, I, p. 228).
Var. BateoBiteo.
Synon. AmplibuteoArchibuteo, Asturina, Asturisca, Brewsteria, Butaetes, Butaquila, Buteaetos, Buteola, Buthierax, Cerchne, Circobuteo, Coryornis, Craxirex, Dromolestes, Hemiaetus, Limnaetus, Limnosalus, Onychotes, Poecilopternis, Praedo, Pterolestes, Triorchis.

L. buteo, buteonis  buzzard; "41. FALCO.  ...  Buteo.  14. F. cera pedibusque luteis, corpore fusco, abdomine pallido maculis fuscis.  Buteo vulgaris. Gesn. av. 46. Will. ornith. 38. t. 6. Raj. av. 16.  Buteo. Alb. av. I. p. 1. t. 1.  Habitat in Europa, Cuniculis & Bufonibus infestus." (Linnaeus 1758) (Buteo).

Gr. ορος oros, ορεος oreos  mountain; φιλος philos  loving  < φιλεω phileō  to love  < φιλος philos  lover.

(Charadriidae; Ϯ Tawny-throated Dotterel O. ruficollis) Gr. ορεοπολος oreopolos  haunting mountains (i.e. Chilean Andes)  < ορος oros, ορεος oreos  mountain; πολεω poleō  to range over; "OREOPHOLUS TOTANIROSTRIS, NOBIS.   We are also indebted to the kindness of MR. GOULD for specimens of this very interesting bird, which we have ventured to characterize as a form varying from any of the Charadriadæ. It is one of the most interesting which has come under our observation, and evidently stands intermediately between Charadrius and Totanus.  "The specimens," MR. GOULD writes, "were received from the Andes of Chili; and, as far as we can judge, are in the plumage of the breeding time." It is probable that it may inhabit the dry Alpine plains of these regions, and assume the place there, which Cursorius does in the arid regions of Africa and India. We are led to suppose this on looking at the structure of the feet, which approach much nearer to Cursorius, or to the Bustards, than to either Charadrius or Totanus." (Jardine & Selby 1835); "Oreopholus Jardine and Selby, Illustr. Orn., 3, 1835, pl. 151. Type, by monotypy, Oreopholus totanirostris Jardine and Selby = Charadrius ruficollis Wagler." (Peters 1934, II, 256).
Var. Oreophilus, Oreopolus.
Synon. Dromicus.