A mostly solitary species, the common buzzard is frequently encountered perched on a tree or post, or using thermals to soar and scan open ground for prey.
When spotted, the common buzzard makes a swift dive on half-closed wings and snatches its prey in its powerful talons. They are sometimes seen soaring in pairs using the thermals to glide around.
DID YOU KNOW? They are often referred to as the ‘tourist eagle’, as people confuse them with eagles, or even red kites.
- Least Concern
- Near Threatened
- Critically Endangered
- Extinct in the Wild