Buteo – Hawks

The sturdy body, complimented with broad wings, make these raptors one of a kind

The birds in this genus are extensive, with wing spans varying from one species to another. They are known by names like raptors, buzzards, hawks, or, rightfully, Buteo.

The flight style is unique for each species, depending on its physiology and lifestyle. The breeding pairs are loyal to each other – this loyalty may go on for years. The nest duties are divided between both parents male gathers food while the female takes care of the rest. Competition for survival starts within the nest, where the more powerful sibling (probably the eldest) has the highest chance of making it.