Buzzard

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A buzzard is a type of bird of prey, in any of several different but related senses:

  • A medium-sized wide-ranging raptor with a robust body and broad wings.
  • A raptor of the genus Buteo. In the Old World, members of this genus are named as "buzzards", but "hawk" is more common in North America.
  • Any raptor which happens to have the word buzzard as part of its name. In the past, the term was often loosely used in North America as a synonym for vulture, particularly the American Black Vulture and Turkey Vulture. This usage is no longer common.

Buteo species

Other species known as "buzzard":

  • The honey-buzzards, genus Pernis, superficially resemble Buteo buzzards, hence the name, but are specialist feeders on wasp nests and larvae.

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