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The Common Buzzard is a medium-sized bird of prey in the buteo family. These birds breed across much of Europe and parts of Asia. There are at least ten different subspecies of the Common Buzzard recognized, and the species is known for having a wide variety in plumage.
Common Buzzards prefer a wooded habitat for nesting, and are often found on the edges of forests as they prefer to hunt over open landscapes. They prey upon a variety of prey items, with a preference towards mammals. They are opportunistic and are also known to feed from carrion.
|Hatched||Added to Birdorable on: 16 May 2015|
|Scientific Name||Buteo buteo|
|Birdorable Family||Birds of Prey|
(as of 13 August 2015)
16 to 23 inches
43 to 54 inches
15 to 48 ounces
|Range||West Europe East Europe North Europe South Europe West Asia North Africa East Africa South Africa|