The common buzzard (Buteo buteo) is a bird of prey in the family Accipitridae. The species lives in most of Europe and extends its breeding range across much of the Palearctic as far as northwestern China (the Tian Shan), far western Siberia, and northwestern Mongolia. It is a year-round resident over much of its range. However, buzzards from the colder parts of the Northern Hemisphere as well as those that breed in the eastern part of their range typically migrate south for the northern winter, many journeying as far as South Africa. The common buzzard is an opportunistic predator that can take a wide variety of prey, but it feeds mostly on small mammals, especially rodents such as voles. It typically hunts from a perch. Like most accipitrid birds of prey, the common buzzard builds a nest and has a relatively small brood of young. It appears to be the most common diurnal raptor in Europe; estimates of its total global population run well into the millions. This steppe buzzard (of the subspecies B. b. vulpinus) was photographed in Etosha National Park, Namibia.
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A big thanks to your constant efforts on making the loggerhead sea turtle a better article. You made it possible for us to get FA! --TimHAllstr (talk) 00:40, 7 June 2010 (UTC)
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For all your help with Painted turtle. You truly are an exceptional collaborator. One who embodies the wiki spirit. Thank you, NYMFan69-86 (talk) 18:07, 24 January 2011 (UTC)
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Thank you for your diligent efforts to bring the loggerhead sea turtle to FA. We couldn't have done it without your help. Vancemiller (talk·contribs·count·email) 00:59, 5 June 2010 (UTC)
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When I saw "Awarded to users who make significant and helpful contributions [...] without seeking recognition or reward for their work," I thought of you. Truly phenomenal and tireless work over at Wikipedia:WikiProject Turtles, which would be nowhere without you SunCreator. NYMFan69-86 (talk) 00:59, 15 January 2011 (UTC)