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Buteo buteo (Common Buzzard)

Synonyms: Falco buteo (homotypic); Falco vulgaris

Infraspecies

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
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 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
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 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 1.86878
EDGE Score: 1.05389

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  1.777 lbs (806 g)
Birth Weight [2]  60 grams
Female Weight [6]  2.136 lbs (969 g)
Male Weight [6]  1.722 lbs (781 g)
Weight Dimorphism [6]  24.1 %
Diet [3]  Carnivore (Vertebrates)
Diet - Ectothermic [3]  10 %
Diet - Endothermic [3]  90 %
Forages - Ground [3]  100 %
Clutch Size [8]  3
Clutches / Year [4]  1
Fledging [4]  37 days
Incubation [7]  34 days
Mating Display [2]  Acrobatic aerial display
Mating System [2]  Monogamy
Maximum Longevity [5]  29 years
Snout to Vent Length [4]  18 inches (46 cm)
Speed [9]  25.948 MPH (11.6 m/s)
Wing Span [9]  4.067 feet (1.24 m)
Female Maturity [5]  2 years
Male Maturity [5]  2 years

Ecoregions

Protected Areas

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Ecosystems

Important Bird Areas

Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Chokpak Pass Kazakhstan A4iv
Delta of the River Don Russia (European) A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B1iv, B2
Haute chaîne du Jura: défilé de l'écluse, Etournel et Mont Vuache France A4iv, B1iv, B2, C5, C6
Serra do Pico da Antónia Cape Verde A1, A2  
Tarifa Spain A1, A4i, A4ii, A4iii, A4iv, B1i, B1iii, B1iv, B2, C1, C2, C4

Biodiversity Hotspots

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap

Predators

Bubo bubo (Eurasian Eagle-Owl)[12]
Ornithomya avicularia[10]
Protocalliphora azurea[10]

Providers

Shelter 
Picea abies (Norway spruce)[10]

Consumers

Range Map

External References

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Citations

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1Storchová, Lenka; Hořák, David (2018), Data from: Life-history characteristics of European birds, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.n6k3n
2Terje Lislevand, Jordi Figuerola, and Tamás Székely. 2007. Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing. Ecology 88:1605
3Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
4Nathan P. Myhrvold, Elita Baldridge, Benjamin Chan, Dhileep Sivam, Daniel L. Freeman, and S. K. Morgan Ernest. 2015. An amniote life-history database to perform comparative analyses with birds, mammals, and reptiles. Ecology 96:3109
5de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
6Cramp, S.; Simmons, K.E.L.; Perrins, C.M. 1977-1994. Handbook of the birds of Europe, the Middle East and North Africa Vols 1-9. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
7British Trust for Ornithology
8Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
9Alerstam T, Rosén M, Bäckman J, Ericson PGP, Hellgren O (2007) Flight Speeds among Bird Species: Allometric and Phylogenetic Effects. PLoS Biol 5(8): e197. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0050197
10Ecology of Commanster
11Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
12Contribution to the study of the diet of four owl species (Aves, Strigiformes) from mainland and island areas of Greece, Haralambos Alivizatos, Vassilis Goutner and Stamatis Zogaris, Belg. J. Zool., 135 (2) : 109-118
13Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
14International Flea Database
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 Wildfinder Database
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2019). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset https://doi.org/10.15468/39omei accessed via GBIF.org on 2020-03-21; License: CC BY 4.0