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Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo)

Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo)

Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo)



Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo) Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo) Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo) - Juvenile Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo) Juvenile

Class: Aves
Family: Acciptridae
Common Name: Common Buzzard
Genus: Buteo
Species Name: buteo

About The Common Buzzard

When attempting to attract a mate, male buzzards fly in a very distinguishing manner known as the rollar coaster. Buzzards mate for life. Both male and female contribute in building a new nest or rebuilding an old one. With their long, broad wings and short stubby tail, they are relatively sluggish flyers, constantly interchanging between short glides and flapping their wings. That is why they hunt mostly mice. However, they are fantastic gliders as they catch the currents. If you see a raptor slowly circling in the sky, it is often a buzzard.

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