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buzzard (plural buzzards)
- Any of several Old World birds of prey with broad wings and a broad tail.
- In North America, a general term for scavenging birds such as the American black vulture (Coragyps atratus), and the turkey vulture (Cathartes aura).
- (colloquial, derogatory, slang, often preceded by "old", the "old buzzard") A curmudgeonly or cantankerous man; an old person; a mean, greedy person.
- (archaic) 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.
- 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
slang or derogatory term for a person
American black vulture — see black vulture
turkey vulture — see turkey vulture