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Encyclopedia > Buzzard

A buzzard is one of several large birds, but there are a number of meanings as detailed below.

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In the Old World

Buzzard can mean: The Old World consists of those parts of Earth known to Europeans before the voyages of Christopher Columbus; it includes Europe, Asia, and Africa (collectively known as Africa-Eurasia), plus surrounding islands. ...

  • 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, where Buzzard is often used as a synonym.
  • Any raptor which has the word buzzard as part of its name.
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Orders Accipitriformes     Cathartidae     Pandionidae     Accipitridae     Sagittariidae Falconiformes     Falconidae A bird of prey or raptor is a bird that hunts its food, especially one that preys on mammals or other birds. ... A buzzard is a type of bird of prey, in any of several different but related senses: A medium-sized wide-ranging raptor with a robust body and broad wings. ... In biology, a genus (plural genera) is a taxonomic grouping. ... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ... Binomial name Buteo buteo (Linnaeus, 1758) The Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo) is a bird of prey from the Old World. ...

In the New World

Buzzard can mean: Carte dAmérique, Guillaume Delisle, c. ...

  • A vulture, particularly the American Black Vulture and Turkey Vulture, or as a general term for vultures and condors.
  • In parts of the United States where they are considered pest, particularly in rural areas, a derogatory term for certain birds of prey, such as the Chickenhawk (a common colloquial name referring to both the Red-tailed Hawk and the Cooper's Hawk), or the Duck hawk (known elsewhere as the Peregrine Falcon). In the U.S., the term "buzzard" is never used to refer to birds of prey, like hawks, eagles, falcons, and owls, outside of this context.
  • Rarely, a derogatory term for any large bird that happens to be a scavenger, such as a raven or albatross (in other words, any large bird that is neither predatory nor flightless).

The Old World and New World uses are almost antonyms. Genera Cathartes Coragyps Gymnogyps Sarcorhamphus The New World vulture family Cathartidae contains seven species found in North and South America. ... Binomial name Coragyps atratus (Bechstein, 1793) A common New World vulture, the American Black Vulture, Coragyps atratus, tends to have a more southerly distribution than its compatriot, the Turkey Vulture, which breeds well into Canada. ... Binomial name Cathartes aura (Linnaeus, 1758) The Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) is the most common vulture in the Americas. ... Binomial name Vultur gryphus Linnaeus, 1758 Gymnogyps californianus (Shaw, 1797) Condor is the name for two species of bird in one of the vulture families. ... Larval form of some beetle is damaging specimen of Sceliphron destillatorius in entomogical collection. ... Chickenhawk was formerly the name of two species of hawk known to prey on barnyard fowl - the Red-tailed Hawk and the Coopers Hawk. ... Binomial name Buteo jamaicensis (Gmelin, 1788) The Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) is a large hawk which breeds from western Alaska and northern Canada to Panama and the West Indies. ... Binomial name Accipiter cooperii (Bonaparte, 1828) The Coopers Hawk, Accipiter cooperii, is a medium-sized hawk. ... Binomial name Falco peregrinus Tunstall, 1771 The Peregrine Falcon or, in North America, Duck Hawk (Falco peregrinus) is a medium-sized falcon about the size of a large crow: 38-53 cm (15 to 21 inches) long. ... Binomial name Falco peregrinus Tunstall, 1771 The Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus), sometimes formerly known in North America as Duck Hawk, is a medium-sized falcon about the size of a large crow: 38-53 cm (15 to 21 inches) long. ... The term hawk refers to birds of prey in any of three senses: Strictly, to mean any of the species in the genera Accipiter, Micronisus, Melierax, Urotriorchis, and Megatriorchis. ... // This article is about the bird. ... Species About 37; see text. ... Families Strigidae Tytonidae An owl is a member of any of about 220 (222 currently known) species of solitary, mainly nocturnal birds of prey in the order Strigiformes. ... Species See text. ... Genera Diomedea Thalassarche Phoebastria Phoebetria Albatrosses, of the biological family Diomedeidae, are large seabirds allied to the procellarids, storm-petrels and diving-petrels in the order Procellariiformes (the tubenoses). ... Antonyms, from the Greek anti (against) and onoma (name) are word pairs that are opposite in meaning, such as hot and cold, fat and thin, and up and down. ...

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Buteo species

  • Common Buzzard, (Buteo buteo)
  • Red-tailed Hawk, (Buteo jamaicensis)
  • Long-legged Buzzard, (Buteo rufinus)
  • Rough-legged Buzzard, (Buteo lagopus)
  • Ferruginous Hawk, (Buteo regalis)
  • Red-shouldered Hawk, (Buteo lineatus)
  • Broad-winged Hawk, (Buteo platypterus )
  • Swainson's Hawk, (Buteo swainsoni)
  • Roadside Hawk, (Buteo magnirostris)
  • Ridgway's Hawk, (Buteo ridgwayi)
  • White-rumped Hawk, (Buteo leucorrhous)
  • Short-tailed Hawk, (Buteo brachyurus)
  • White-throated Hawk, (Buteo albigula)
  • White-tailed Hawk, (Buteo albicaudatus)
  • Gal├ípagos Hawk, (Buteo galapagoensis)
  • Red-backed Hawk, (Buteo polyosoma)
  • Puna Hawk, (Buteo poecilochrous)
  • Gray Hawk, Buteo nitidus
  • Zone-tailed Hawk, (Buteo albonotatus )
  • Hawaiian Hawk, (Buteo solitarius)
  • Rufous-tailed Hawk, (Buteo ventralis)
  • Mountain Buzzard, (Buteo oreophilus)
  • Madagascar Buzzard, (Buteo brachypterus)
  • Upland Buzzard, (Buteo hemilasius)
  • Red-necked Buzzard, (Buteo auguralis)
  • Augur Buzzard, (Buteo augur)
  • Archer's Buzzard, (Buteo archeri)
  • Jackal Buzzard, (Buteo rufofuscus)
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Binomial name Buteo buteo (Linnaeus, 1758) The Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo) is a bird of prey from the Old World. ... Binomial name Buteo jamaicensis (Gmelin, 1788) The Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) is a large hawk which breeds from western Alaska and northern Canada to Panama and the West Indies. ... Binomial name Buteo rufinus (Cretzschmar, 1829) The Long-legged Buzzard (Buteo rufinus) prefers the dry open plains of Turkey, Greece, Romania, Bulgaria and Hungary and feeds mostly on small rodents. ... Binomial name Buteo lagopus (Pontopiddan, 1763) The Rough-legged Buzzard (Buteo lagopus), called the Rough-legged Hawk in North America, is a medium-large bird of prey. ... Binomial name Buteo regalis (Gray, 1844) The Ferruginous Hawk, Buteo regalis, is a large hawk. ... Binomial name Buteo lineatus (Gmelin, 1788) The Red-shouldered Hawk, Buteo lineatus, is a medium-sized hawk. ... Binomial name Buteo platypterus (Vieillot, 1823) The Broad-winged Hawk, Buteo platypterus, is a small hawk. ... Binomial name Buteo swainsoni Bonaparte, 1838 The Swainsons Hawk, Buteo swainsoni, is a large hawk. ... The Roadside Hawk (Buteo magnirostris) is a small bird of prey found in Latin America. ... Binomial name Buteo ridgwayi (Cory, 1883) The Ridgways Hawk, Buteo ridgwayi, is a bird of prey in the family Accipitridae, which also includes the eagles, hawks and Old World vultures. ... Binomial name Buteo brachyurus Vieillot, 1816 Short-tailed Hawk, Buteo brachyurus, is a bird of prey in the family Accipitridae, which also includes the eagles, hawks and Old World vultures. ... Binomial name Buteo albigula Philippi, 1899 The White-throated Hawk, Buteo albigula, is a bird of prey in the family Accipitridae, which includes the eagles, hawks and Old World vultures. ... Binomial name Buteo albicaudatus The White-tailed Hawk, (Buteo albicaudatus), is a large bird of prey found in tropical or sub-tropical environments. ... Binomial name Buteo galapagoensis (Gould, 1837) The Galápagos Hawk Buteo galapagoensis is one of the Galápagos Islands few predators. ... Binomial name Buteo nitidus (Latham, 1790) The Gray Hawk Buteo nitidus is a smallish raptor found in open country and forest edges. ... Binomial name Buteo albonotatus Kaup, 1847 The Zone-tailed Hawk, Buteo albonotatus, is a medium-sized hawk of warm, dry parts of the Americas. ... Binomial name Buteo solitarius (Peale, 1848) The Hawaiian Hawk or Io, Buteo solitarius, is an accipiter of the buteo genus native to Hawaii. ...

Other species known as "buzzard":

  • Long-tailed Honey-buzzard, (Hernicopernis longicauda)
  • Black Honey-buzzard, (Hernicopernis infuscatus)
  • Black-breasted Buzzard, (Hamirostra melanosternon)
  • Lizard Buzzard, (Kaupifalco monogrammicus)
  • Grasshopper Buzzard, (Butastur rufipennis)
  • White-eyed Buzzard, (Butastur teesa)
  • Black-chested Buzzard-eagle, (Geranoaetus melanoleucus)
  • The honey-buzzards, genus Pernis, superficially resemble Buteo buzzards, hence the name, but are specialist feeders on wasp nests and larvae.
    • European or Eurasian Honey Buzzard, (Pernis apivorus)
    • Oriental Honey Buzzard, (Pernis ptilorhynchus)
    • Barred Honey-buzzard, (Pernis celebensis)
  • Rufous-winged Buzzard, (Butastur liventer)
  • Grey-faced Buzzard, (Butastur indicus)
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Binomial name Kaupifalco monogrammicus (Temminck, 1824) The Lizard Buzzard (Kaupifalco monogrammicus) is a bird of prey. ... Binomial name Butastur teesa (Franklin, 1831) The White-eyed Buzzard (Butastur teesa) is a medium sized hawk found in South Asia. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Black-Chested Buzzard Eagle. ... Suborder Symphyta Apocrita See text for families. ... Larvae are the plural of larva, juvenile form of animals with indirect development. ... Binomial name Pernis apivorus (Linnaeus, 1758) The Honey Buzzard (Pernis apivorus) is a bird of prey in the family Accipitridae which also includes many other diurnal raptors such as kites, eagles and harriers. ... Binomial name Pernis ptilorhynchus Temminck,, 1821 The Oriental Honey Buzzard, Pernis ptilorhynchus, is a bird of prey in the family Accipitridae which also includes many other diurnal raptors such as kites, eagles and harriers. ...

External links

  • Buzzard videos on the Internet Bird Collection

  Results from FactBites:
 
Common Buzzard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (246 words)
Buzzards are the largest bird of prey to be found in most of England.
Buzzards do not normally form flocks, but several may be seen together on migration or in good habitat.
The term "buzzard" only applies to birds of prey when intended as a derogatory epithet, specifically for raptors that are considered pests, such as the Red-tailed Hawks and Peregrine Falcons.
Common Buzzard, Buteo buteo (908 words)
The buzzard, although not a native of the Eastern Counties, is apt to appear in both Lincolnshire and Norfolk from time to time.
Yet, the buzzard does not exist in such numbers for it to be a constant danger to the game preserves, and quite rightly it has been placed upon the list of protected birds.
The buzzard will also feed on carrion, a fact that often brings the blame on to it for a killing for which it was not responsible.
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