The jackal buzzard (Buteo rufofuscus, kapinhiirihaukka in Finnish) is a 45–55 cm long African bird of prey. It is endemic to South Africa (where this bird was photographed), Lesotho and Swaziland, and parts of Namibia, Mozambique and Botswana.
The adult South African jackal buzzard is strikingly plumaged. It is almost black above with a rufous tail. The primary flight feathers are blackish and the secondaries off-white, both barred with black. Below the chin and around the throat is mainly chestnut, and the rest of the underparts and the underwing coverts are rich rufous. The flight feathers from below are white, tipped with black to form a dark trailing edge to the wing.