Common Buzzard, Gir National Park, Gujarat, India
The Common Buzzard is a medium-to-large bird of prey which is found in many parts of the world.
The Common Buzzard is an opportunistic predator that hunts a wide variety of prey, ranging from rabbits to bird eggs, juveniles and adult birds, reptiles, amphibians and various invertebrates (rarely fish), and insects - they are known to tackle any larger prey - which is either sick or wounded.
What do Common Buzzards look like? Buzzards are large birds of prey with sharp and hooked beak, sharp talons, broad rounded wings, and a short tail. They are typically brown in color with a light necklace beneath the breast and white undersides to the wings. Note the species’ appearance varies and the feathers are a mixture of dark brown, light brown, and white.
Buzzards build their own nest high in the trees (usually in strong forks of branches) or rocky cliffs - and line their nest with fresh green foliage and leaves. How to reach Gir National Park?