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buzzard,

common name for hawkshawk,
name generally applied to the smaller members of the Accipitridae, a heterogeneous family of diurnal birds of prey, such as the eagle, the kite, and the Old World vulture.
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 of the genus Buteo and for the honey buzzardshoney buzzard,
common name for several medium-sized, buzzardlike hawks (genus Pernis) of Eurasia and Africa. The European honey buzzard, Pernis apivorus, is predominantly reddish brown, and its tail is marked by three lateral brown bands, though its color varies.
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 of the genus Pernis, of the Old World family Accipitridae. The name buzzard is also incorrectly applied to various hawks and New World vulturesvulture,
common name for large birds of prey of temperate and tropical regions. The Old World vultures (family Accipitridae) are allied to hawks and eagles; the more ancient American vultures and condors are of a different family (Cathartidae) with distant links to storks and
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, such as the turkey vulture (Cathartes aura) and the black vulture (Coragyps atratus) of the family Cathartidae. Buzzards are classified in the phylum ChordataChordata
, phylum of animals having a notochord, or dorsal stiffening rod, as the chief internal skeletal support at some stage of their development. Most chordates are vertebrates (animals with backbones), but the phylum also includes some small marine invertebrate animals.
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, subphylum Vertebrata, class Aves, order Accipitriformes, family Accipitridae.

buzzard

any diurnal bird of prey of the genus Buteo, typically having broad wings and tail and a soaring flight: family Accipitridae (hawks, etc.)
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I fully anticipated a demand for certain new concessions, following the precedent already established in the cases of the stuffed buzzard, and the Cupid's wing.
It was a strange sight had there been anything but the buzzards to see it.
On the ledge of rock above this strange couple there stood three solemn buzzards, who, at the sight of the new comers uttered raucous screams of disappointment and flapped sullenly away.
He said the evidential burden placed on applicants to convince the body that a buzzard licence should be granted was too high.
A BUZZARD found entangled in fishing line in a tree at a Welsh country park has been rescued by the RSPCA.
The adult female buzzard was discovered by a member of the public in the Blanchland area near Hexham, Northumberland, on Saturday.
OFFICIALS have licensed the destruction of buzzard nests and eggs to protect a pheasant shoot, a freedom of information request has revealed.
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There were 16 other incidents recorded during 2011, including a buzzard which starved to death in a crow trap and a goshawk's nest destroyed, as well as a short-eared owl, two peregrines and three buzzards being found shot.
Neil Wyatt, chief executive of the Wildlife Trust, said: "It's an extraordinary coincidence that I was driving through Kingstanding this morning and saw something I've never seen before - a buzzard sitting on top of a lamppost.
Buzzard populations have only just recovered - in many areas like Warwickshire they were an extremely rare sight.
BAIT One of the poisoned pigeons was tethered alive TARGET Buzzard in flight SAVAGE The two buzzards that were killed in Co Tipperary