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Buzzard Buteo buteo

The large and powerful buzzard is a common sight on Kythera, wheeling overhead or sitting on posts and dead trees, searching for small mammals. From below, the buzzard can be recognized by its wide-spread tail striped with narrow bars and bordered by a broad, dark band at the end.

Buzzard skull, 7.5 cm. Found in Kypriotianika, 1992. Gift of John Tzannes and Zacharia Kypriotis. Photograph ©Peter Tzannes, 2003

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