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This article is about the type of bird. For the Russian ship class, see Sovremenny class destroyer.
For other uses, see Buzzard (disambiguation).
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 (although in North America members of this genus are more commonly referred to as hawks).
  • 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.
  • The Buzzard, a pirate called thus because of the speed and ruthlessness with which he always attacked his enemies.

New World[edit]

In the New World buzzard can mean:

Buteo species[edit]

Other species known as "buzzard"[edit]

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