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Common Buzzard

(Buteo buteo)
German name(s): "Mäusebussard"
Size: 48-56 cm; wing span 1.1-1.3 m
Weight: 550-1400 g

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Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Common Buzzard at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "buteo"

ADULT

Frontal view of a Common Buzzard perched in a dormant tree (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Between Lomza and Wizna, Podlachia, Poland, January 2016]

Frontal view of a Common Buzzard perched in a dormant tree (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Between Lomza and Wizna, Podlachia, Poland, January 2016]

Common Buzzards taking off, in the process displaying its underwing pattern (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Between Lomza and Wizna, Podlachia, Poland, January 2016]

Lateral view of a Common Buzzard in gliding flight (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Between Lomza and Wizna, Podlachia, Poland, April 2016]

Lateral view of a soaring Common Buzzard (photo courtesy of H. Dahlem-Senger)
[Near Frielendorf, Osthessen, Germany, April 2017]

Near-dorsal view of a soaring Common Buzzard (photo courtesy of H. Dahlem-Senger)
[Near Frielendorf, Osthessen, Germany, April 2017]

Dorsal view of a Common Buzzard in gliding flight (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Between Lomza and Wizna, Podlachia, Poland, January 2016]

Poor digital scan of a photo showing a Common Buzzard soaring in an updraught
[Eifel, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany, 1990]

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