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Buzzard

hawks

Buzzard, any of a group of medium-sized hawks of the family Accipitridae, identifiable by their soaring flight, widespread wings, and broad tail. They prey on small mammals by swooping from the air or from a perch. In North America they are called hawks, “buzzard” being applied to vultures.

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