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| Buteo buteo|
7-10, see text
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It has a wingspan of 1,35 m and is about 60 cm long. It has a very variable plumage, from very dark brown to reddish, light-gray or even all white (albinism)
This medium-big sized raptor can soar at the same altitudes of the Golden Eagle while hunting.
The Buzzard is a very versatile bird of prey and eats a big variety of foods. This is why it is one of the most common raptors in Europe. It eats mainly small rodents, like mice, rats and rabbits/hares, but also smaller birds, reptiles, insects, worms and carrion (expecially in winter).
The call is a mewing mìììùùùù, the song is a longer, more pitched and less mewing kiiiiaaaaaa
The Buzzard nests on tall trees. the nest is made of twigs and the bird lays three or four eggs in it.
The Buzzard is found all across Europe and part of Asia, it is very common and is found in mountain woods and rocky areas, meadows, lowlands, wetlands,farmlands and also suburban areas.
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