Buzzard

bird

A buzzard in biology is a member of the genus Buteo. In general talk it may be one of several large birds.

Old WorldEdit

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 called "buzzards", but "hawk" may be more common in North America.
  • Specifically, in Europe, the common buzzard is Buteo buteo. Most people call this bird a 'buzzard'.
  • Any other raptor with the word buzzard as part of its name.

New WorldEdit

In the New World 'buzzard' may mean:

Buteo speciesEdit

Scientifically, these are all buzzards.

Other species known as "buzzard"Edit