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black-breasted buzzard (Hamirostra melanosternon)
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black-breasted buzzard (Hamirostra melanosternon)

English: Black breasted buzzard (Hamirostra melanosternon)
Author Benjamint444

The black-breasted buzzard (Hamirostra melanosteron) is a large raptor endemic to mainland Australia. First described by John Gould in 1841, the it forms part of the family Accipitridae (hawks and eagles) and is most closely related to the square-tailed kite (Lophoictinia isura). It is a versatile hunter known for its special skill in cracking eggs. The species is common throughout most of its range.
Order: Accipitriformes
Family: Accipitridae
Genus: Hamirostra
Species: Hamirostra melanosternon (Gould, 1841)
Buteo melanosternon Gould, 1841
Hamirostra melanosternon Brown, 1845 or 1846
Gypoictinia melanosterna Kaup, 1847

Scientific Name: Hamirostra melanosternon (Gould, 1841)
Common Names: Black-breasted Buzzard, Black-breasted Kite
French: Bondrée à plastron; German: Schwarzbrustmilan; Spanish: Milano pechinegro
Taxonomy: Buteo melanosternon Gould, 1841, interior of New South Wales, Australia.

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