Madagascar buzzard chick on nest (Buteo brachypterus) Ankarafantsika Nature Reserve, Western deciduous forest. MADAGASCAR This is a medium-sized raptor which if fairly common throughout the island. DISTRIBUTION: Through out the island except the High Plateau where it is rare. It is found in various forest types and degraded woodlands, as well as elevated rocky areas. From sea level to 2300 meters. ENDEMIC TO MADAGASCAR