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    The Habitats of Buzzards

    ArticleThursday 09 December 2010
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    Buzzards can be known by many different names which include hawk, vulture, buzzard and condor depending on where they are found. All of the birds listed are members of the Buteo genus and birds of prey which feed of dead animals and hunt live ones. The buzzard performs a great service to nature and the environment as it clears away dead carcases and kills rodents and pests. If you want to learn some more about the common buzzard then this is the article for you. %%AFC-ADVERT%%

     

    Common Buzzard – European

    • The Common Buzzard can be pale to dark brown in colour.
    • You will find a white patch on the underside of a Common Buzzard’s wings.
    • The habitat of a Common Buzzard is in England and Ireland in their forests and woodlands.
    • During the breeding season you might also find the Common Buzzard in mainland Europe and Asia.
    • In the Winter Buzzards might also be found in East Africa and South China.

     

    Turkey Buzzard – United States

    • The Turkey Buzzard is a light cream colour with brown and black markings.
    • The Turkey Buzzard is most commonly found near to the seashore.
    • Buzzards are found in abundance in the southern states of America where their habitat is salt marshes and tall grasses.

     

    Andean Condor – Western South America

    • The Andean Condor is the only member of the buzzard family where there is a distinct difference between the males and females. The males have a large white comb and wattle where these are absent in the female buzzard.
    • These buzzards are found in the grasslands and alpine regions and will spend some time in lowland deserts along the coast. You will very rarely find an Andean Condor in a forest.

     

    Black Vulture – United States, Central and South America

    • Also known as the Carrion Crow, Black Buzzard and Jim Crow.
    • This buzzard’s habitat is in lowland areas by rivers. You will rarely see Black Vultures in the forests.
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