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.