Buzzard

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Common buzzard

A buzzard is one of several large birds, but there are a number of meanings as detailed below.

Old World[edit]

In the Old World Buzzard can mean:

  • One of several medium-sized, wide-ranging raptors with a robust body and broad wings.
  • In particular, those in the genus Buteo. In the Old World, members of this genus are named as "buzzards", but "hawk" is more common in North America.
  • Specifically, in Europe, the Common Buzzard, Buteo buteo, where Buzzard is often used as a synonym.
  • Any raptor which has the word buzzard as part of its name.

New World[edit]

In the New World Buzzard can mean:

Buteo species[edit]

Other species known as "buzzard"[edit]

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