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Buzzards – The Fancy Fliers  

Watch the skies in the spring and you just might see some fancy fliers doing aerial acrobats. Buzzards, not airplanes, are the fancy fliers. When they’re attracting a mate, they take to the skies. They impress other birds by diving, soaring and even turning loops in the air.

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All About Buzzards, they live in woodlands near open fields.

Buzzards, like all raptors, are carnivores. They sometimes eat dead animals. They also soar in the sky looking for prey. When they see a rabbit, lizard or other small animal, they dive, catching the animal in their sharp talons.

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Buzzards, like all raptors, are carnivores. They sometimes eat dead animals.

Fun Facts about Buzzards for Kids

  • Buzzards live in almost every part of the world.
  • Buzzards lay eggs in holes in the ground or sometimes build nests.
  • Buzzards live in woodlands near open fields.
  • Hunters in Great Britain hunted buzzards for many years.
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Buzzards lay eggs in holes in the ground or sometimes build nests.

Buzzard Vocabulary

  1. Aerial: in the air
  2. Acrobats: tricks, stunts
  3. Impress: gain interest or admiration
  4. Woodland: wooded area

Learn More All About Buzzards

Watch this lovely video about buzzards:

A video documentary about the common buzzard and the honey buzzard.

Buzzard Q&A

Question: Do buzzards have good eyesight?

Answer: Buzzards can see small prey from high in the sky. They have very good eyesight.

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Question: Are buzzards affected by the health of their prey?

Answer: About 50 years ago, rabbits in England became infected with a virus. Many of them died, leaving less food for buzzards. Many buzzards died too.

 

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