: Common Buzzard
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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Trips Where Observed
Africa: Egypt and Ethiopia
Around The World in 66 Days
Kenya Solar Eclipse
Svalbard, Canary Islands, and Spain
Uganda and stops between
Sites Where Observed
Seen on the road before Arba Minch.