App: 11cms long Interesting facts: - Weight: 800 to 1000 g - Size: 51 - 57 cm - Life expectancy to 20 years - Distribution: Europe, North Africa, Asia - Colours: brown, white The buzzard is a bird of prey from the family of hawks. It is the most common member of that family in Central Europe. It is medium sized and compact with plumage that varies from dark brown to almost white. It can often be seen either gliding in circles or standing still looking for prey. Its habitat is open areas like meadows or fields with adjacent forest areas where it can build its nest.