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A buzzard is one of several large birds.

Old World[change | change source]

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. Most people call this bird 'buzzard'.
  • Any raptor with the word buzzard as part of its name.

New World[change | change source]

In the New World 'buzzard' can mean:

Buteo species[change | change source]

Other species known as "buzzard"[change | change source]