August 9, 2013

The Common Buzzard

“Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.”

The Common Buzzard (Europese Buizerd) – (Buteo buteo)

European Buzzard

European Buzzard

The Common Buzzard is a medium to large bird of prey, whose range covers most of Europe and extends into Asia. It is usually resident all year, except in the coldest parts of its range.

This broad-winged raptor has a wide variety of plumages, such as in Britain it can vary from almost pure white to black, but is usually shades of brown, with a pale ‘necklace’ of feathers. They are great opportunists, it adepts well to a varied diet, going insofar that they would visit recently ploughed fields to find insects and worms.

Types of prey it eats: mainly small-to-medium mammals, pheasants, snakes and lizards, occasionally seeking worms and insects on recently ploughed fields and will come to carrion.

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Aves
  • Order: Accipitriformes
  • Family: Accipitridae
  • Overall Length: 40-58cm
  • Overall Wingspan: 109-136cm
  • Overall Weight: 427-1,364g

Dark green: All-year distribution Light green/blue: Breeding/winter range



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