The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Jackal Buzzard

Afrikaans name: Rooiborsjakkalsvoël

A Jackal Buzzard using a small tree as a view point

Photo © Steven Herbert

Buteo rufofuscus

The Jackal Buzzard is a fairly common raptor in suitable habitat around South Africa. It is a striking bird with its black, white and reddish-brown plumage.

This bird gets its name from its Jackal-like call.

Jackal Buzzards make their nest on a ledge or in a tree. Normally two eggs are laid and these are tended to by the female. The males job is to bring food.

They feed on small mammals as well as reptiles, birds and insects.

References and further reading

The Birds of South Africa - 1st Edition - Author: Dr. Austin Roberts - Published: 1949 - Page: 59

The Status & Conservation of Birds of Prey in the Transvaal - Author: W. Tarboton and D. Allan - Published: 1984 - Page: 65

Wildlife of Southern Africa - Author: Martin Withers and David Hosking - Published: 2011 - Page: 58

Wildlife of the Cape Peninsula - Author: Duncan Butchart - Published: 2001 - Page: 48

Sasol Birds of Prey of Africa and its Islands - Author: Alan and Meg Kemp - Published: 1998 - Page: 116

Sasol Birds of Southern Africa - 1st Edition - Author: Ian Sinclair et al. - Published: 1993 - Page: 100

Sasol Birds of Southern Africa - 4th Edition - Author: Ian Sinclair et al. - Published: 2011 - Page: 106

Southern African Bird Names Explained - Author: Charles Clinning - Published: 1989 - Page: 24

Southern African Wildlife - Author: Readers Digest - Published: 1989 - Page: 155

The Birds of South Africa - Author: Hazel Stokes - Published: 1979 - Page: 10

Roberts Birds of Southern Africa - 6th Edition - Author: Gordon Lindsay Maclean - Published: 1993 - Page: 132

Roberts Birds of Southern Africa - 5th Edition - Author: Gordon Lindsay Maclean - Published: 1985 - Page: 136

Newmans Birds of Southern Africa - 7th Edition - Author: Ken Newman - Published: 2000 - Page: 172

Roberts Birds of South Africa - 2nd edition - Author: McLachlan and Liversidge - Published: 1957 - Page: 80

Roberts Birds of South Africa - 3rd Edition - Author: McLachlan and Liversidge - Published: 1975 - Page: 103

Roberts Birds of South Africa - 4th Edition - Author: McLachlan and Liversidge - Published: 1981 - Page: 109

Newmans Birds of Southern Africa - 1st Edition - Author: Ken Newman - Published: 1984 - Page: 172

Know your Birds of Prey - Author: - Published: 0 - Page: 28

Birds of the Transvaal - Author: Tarboton, Kemp and Kemp - Published: 1987 - Page: 54

Collins Illustrated Checklist - Birds of Southern Africa - 1st edition - Author: Ber van Perlo - Published: 1999 - Page: 15

Illustrated Guide to the Game Parks and Nature Reserves of SA - 2nd edn - Author: Readers Digest - Published: 1991 - Page: 409

Ian Sinclairs Field Guide to the Birds of Southern Africa - 2nd Edition - Author: Ian Sinclair - Published: 1988 - Page: 80

Field Guide to the Birds of Kruger National Park - Author: Ian Sinclair and Ian Whyte - Published: 1991 - Page: 56

Everyones Guide to South African Birds - Author: John Sinclair and John Mendelsohn - Published: 1987 - Page: 77

Eagles, Hawks & Falcons of the World - Author: Leslie Brown and Dean Amadon - Published: 1989 - Page: 629

Birds of the South Western Cape - Author: Joy Frandsen - Published: 0 - Page: 57

Birds of the Transkei - Author: C.D. Quickelberge - Published: 1989 - Page: 43

Birds of Southern Africa - Kruger National Park - Author: Kenneth Newman - Published: 1985 - Page: 78

Birds of the Natal Drakensberg Park - Author: Robin Little and William Bainbridge - Published: 1992 - Page: 19

A First Guide to South African Birds - 7th Edition - Author: Leonard Gill - Published: 1975 - Page: 133

African Birds of Prey - Author: Leslie Brown - Published: 1970 - Page: 97

A First Guide to South African Birds - 6th Edition - Author: Leonard Gill - Published: 1959 - Page: 133

Birds of Prey of the World - Author: Friedhelm Weick - Published: 1980 - Page: 116

Birds of Prey - A Kinship - Author: H. Von Michaelis - Published: 1987 - Page: 72

Birds of Prey of Southern Africa - Author: Peter Steyn - Published: 1985 - Page: 147

Bird Atlas of Natal - Author: Digby Cyrus and Nigel Robson - Published: 1980 - Page: 81

An Introduction to the Birds of Prey of South Africa - Author: D.V. Prout-Jones - Published: 1974 - Page: 36

A Field Guide to the Birds of Southern Africa - 2nd Edition - Author: O.P.M. Prozesky - Published: 1983 - Page: 75

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