Socotra has ten endemic birds

15-06-2010 09:16

The tenth endemic bird on Socotra has been formally named Socotra Buzzard Buteo socotraensis. It is the rarest of all Socotri endemic birds.

The resident, short-winged Buteo population on Socotra has been known for over 110 years. However only now it has been described after extensive studies and got its formal name.

A paper on taxonomic status of the Socotra Buzzard written by Richard Porter and Guy Mc Kirwan can be downloaded from the Archive in the Environment Protection section.

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