Eurasian Buzzard


A great opportunist, Eurasian Buzzards have a varied diet of voles, small rodents, birds, frogs, lizards and can often be seen walking over recently ploughed fields looking for worms and insects.
Most prey are captured after a descent from a perch, but this species also soars to locate potential food, and it also hovers like a Kestrel.
Pairs mate for life.
While the plumage is usually brown, the exact colouration and patterning is highly variable, from blackish-brown to pale whitish-brown.

Pfänder Mountain, Bregenz, Vorarlberg, Austria, 1 August 2020

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