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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.