Examples of buzzard in a Sentence
the real estate buzzards were really putting pressure on the one homeowner who was still refusing to sell
that crotchety old man can be a real buzzard when he's in a bad mood—which is usually the case
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Just hours old, the little guy was exposed to the elements and just a few hours away from the buzzards circling.
Residents of the area, including the Rev. Ronald Smith and Phyllis Gosa, have alleged that since the landfill arrived, the town has been plagued by buzzards, foul odors, speeding garbage trucks and increased traffic on local roads.
Over the years, Kotulak has seen just about every sort of buzzard fan.
The buzzards may eventually be released into the wild.
Another good indicator is turkey buzzards and other soaring birds.
The company is trying to replicate what buzzards, falcons, hawks and other birds can do naturally: locate moving warm pockets of air called thermals and glide.
And, naturally, there are lesser parasites dining on what the buzzard leaves behind.
They were told to watch for circling buzzards and to check foul-smelling trash cans.
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In Britain, the word buzzard refers chiefly to several birds of prey of the hawk genus Buteo. In North America, a buzzard is any of various New World vultures, especially the turkey vulture. In Australia, a large hawk of the genus Hamirostra is called a black-breasted buzzard. 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 North American buteo, is about 2 ft (60 cm) long.
BUZZARD Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of buzzard for English Language Learners
: a kind of large bird that eats animals that are already dead
: a kind of large hawk
BUZZARD Defined for Kids
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