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buzzard Explained

buzzard at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


buzzard at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1300, from O.Fr. buisart "inferior hawk," from buson, buison, from L. buteonem, acc. of buteo a kind of hawk, perhaps with -art suffix for one that carries on some action or possesses some quality, with derogatory connotation. ///

buzzard at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] [Date: 1300-1400; Language: Old French; Origin: busard, from Latin buteo]//
1 BrE a type of large hawk (=hunting bird) :
2 AmE a type of large bird that eats dead animals:

buzzard at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Chiefly British term for any of several birds of prey of the hawk genus Buteo (family Accipitridae) and, in N. America, various New World vultures, especially the turkey vulture. In Australia, a large hawk of the genus Hamirostra is called a black-breasted buzzard. The buteos, also called buzzard hawks, can usually be distinguished when soaring by their broad wings and expansive rounded tail. The plumage of most species is dark brown above and white or mottled brown below; the tail and underside of the wings are usually barred. Buteos customarily prey on insects, small mammals, and occasionally birds. They nest in trees or on cliffs. Species range over much of the New World, Eurasia, and Africa. The red-tailed hawk, the most common N. Amer. buteo, is about 2 ft (60 cm) long.

buzzard at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

1 (BrE) a large European BIRD OF PREY (= a bird that kills other creatures for food) of the HAWK family
2 (AmE) a large American bird like a VULTURE that eats the flesh of animals that are already dead

Buzzard at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Buzzard \Buz"zard\ (b[u^]z"z[~e]rd), n.[O.E. busard, bosard, F.
busard, fr. buse, L. buteo, a kind of falcon or hawk.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) A bird of prey of the Hawk family, belonging to
the genus {Buteo} and related genera.

Note: The {Buteo vulgaris} is the common buzzard of Europe.
The American species (of which the most common are {B.
borealis}, {B. Pennsylvanicus}, and {B. lineatus}) are
usually called hen hawks. -- The rough-legged buzzard,
or bee hawk, of Europe ({Pernis apivorus}) feeds on
bees and their larv[ae], with other insects, and
reptiles. -- The moor buzzard of Europe is {Circus
[ae]ruginosus}. See {Turkey buzzard}, and {Carrion

{Bald buzzard}, the fishhawk or osprey. See {Fishhawk}.

2. A blockhead; a dunce.

It is common, to a proverb, to call one who can not
be taught, or who continues obstinately ignorant, a
buzzard. --Goldsmith.

Buzzard \Buz"zard\, a.
Senseless; stupid. [R. & Obs.] --Milton.

buzzard at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: common in South America and Central America and southern
United States [syn: {turkey buzzard}, {turkey vulture},
{Cathartes aura}]
2: the common European short-winged hawk [syn: {Buteo buteo}]

buzzard at English (WD) Of Explained:

Category: Image - :Poster Buteo buteo.jpg|thumb|Common buzzard, Buteo buteo, an Old World buzzard
Category: Image - :Coragyps-atratus-001.jpg|thumb|American black vulture, Coragyps atratus
Inter: wikipedi » a


From Inter: etyl » fr Inter: term » busart|lang=fr, possibly from Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » buteon|buteōn|buteo|lang=la.


* Inter: IPA » /ˈbʌzəɻd/


Inter: en-nou » n
  • Any of several Old-World birds of prey with broad wings and a broad tail.
    1. In North America, a general term for scavenging birds such as the American black vulture, also called American black buzzard (Coragyps atratus), and the turkey vulture (Cathartes aura).
    2. Inter: UK » colloquial a curmudgeonly or cantankerous old man.

      Derived terms

      * augur buzzard, Buteo augur

  • common buzzard, Buteo buteo
  • forest buzzard, Buteo trizonatus
  • grasshopper buzzard, Butastur rufipennis
  • grey-faced buzzard, Butastur indicus
  • jackal buzzard, Buteo rufofuscus
  • lizard buzzard, Kaupifalco monogrammicus
  • long-legged buzzard, Buteo rufinus
  • Madagascar buzzard, Buteo brachypterus
  • mountain buzzard, Buteo oreophilus
  • red-necked buzzard, Buteo auguralis
  • rufous-winged buzzard, Butastur liventer
  • upland buzzard, Buteo hemilasius
  • white-eyed buzzard, Butastur teesa


    * broadwing
  • turkey vulture
  • vulture


    Inter: trans-top » Genus Buteo
  • Albanian: Inter: t- » sq|huta
  • Inter: trreq » ar
  • Basque: Inter: t- » eu|zapelatz
  • Belarusian: каня (kanja) {{f}}
  • Breton: Inter: t- » br|baou
  • Bulgarian: обикновен мишелов (obiknoven mišelov) {{m}}
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|aligot|m, Inter: t- » ca|zopilot|m
  • Choctaw: Inter: tø » cho|sheki
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|káně|n
  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|musvåge
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|buizerd|m
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|buteo
  • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|hiireviu
  • Faroese: Inter: t- » fo|músvákur|m
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|haukka
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|buse|f
  • Friulian: cagne, poiane
  • Galician: Inter: t- » gl|miñato|m, Inter: t+ » gl|bexato|m
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Bussard|m
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|γερακίνα|f
  • Hungarian: Inter: t- » hu|ölyv
  • Icelandic: Inter: t+ » is|músvákur|m
  • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|clamhán
  • Isthmus Zapotec: nguʼxhiʼ
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|poiana|f
  • Khmer: Inter: t+ » km|ត្មាត|tr=tmaat|sc=Khmr
  • Korean: Inter: t- » ko|말똥가리|tr=malttonggari
  • Ladin: gabinel
  • Latvian: Inter: t- » lv|klijāns

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Lithuanian: Inter: t+ » lt|suopis
    • Lower Sorbian: pašturlica {{f}}
    • Macedonian: jастреб глувчар (jastreb gluvčar) {{m}}
    • Maltese: Inter: t- » mt|kuċċarda prima|f
    • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|musvåk
    • Occitan: Inter: t- » oc|tartana|f
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|myszołów|m
    • Portuguese: águia de asa redonda {{f}}, milhafre {{m}}
    • Romani: worolo {{m}}, worla {{f}}
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|șorecar
    • Romansch: Inter: t- » rm|girun da mieurs
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|канюк|m|tr=kanjúk, Inter: t- » ru|саpыч|m|tr=sarýč
    • Sami: sáhpánboaimmáš, sáhpánfálli
    • Sardinian: stori furapuddas, tappàiu, pilloni farrancau
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|clamhan|m, Inter: t- » gd|àrmhaigh|m
    • Serbo-Croatian:
    • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|мишар|m|alt=ми̏ша̄р|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » sh|шкањац|m|alt=шка́њац|sc=Cyrl
    • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|mišar|m|alt=mȉšār, Inter: t- » sh|škanjac|m|alt=škánjac
    • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|myšiak lesný
    • Slovene: Inter: t- » sl|kanja
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|ratonero común|m , Inter: t- » es|busardo|m, Inter: t- » es|gavilán|m
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|ormvråk
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|şahin
    • Ukrainian: Inter: t- » uk|канюк|m|tr=kanjúk
    • Upper Sorbian: pašturlica, paskulica
    • Volapük: Inter: qualifier » male or female Inter: t+ » vo|busar, Inter: qualifier » male Inter: t- » vo|hibusar, Inter: qualifier » female Inter: t- » vo|jibusar, Inter: qualifier » offspring, young Inter: t- » vo|busarül
    • Welsh: Inter: t- » cy|bwncath
    • West Frisian: Inter: t+ » fy|mûzefalk

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-see » American black vulture|black vulture
    Inter: trans-see » turkey vulture
    Category: Category:en:Birds -
    Category: Category:en:Birds of prey -
    Translation: et » buzzard
    Translation: fa » buzzard
    Translation: fr » buzzard
    Translation: gl » buzzard
    Translation: ko » buzzard
    Translation: io » buzzard
    Translation: lt » buzzard
    Translation: hu » buzzard
    Translation: mg » buzzard
    Translation: ml » buzzard
    Translation: pl » buzzard
    Translation: ru » buzzard
    Translation: ta » buzzard
    Translation: te » buzzard
    Translation: vi » buzzard
    Translation: zh » buzzard