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Soaring majestically on its broad, raised wings, the Common Buzzard is a familiar sight for many people in Eurasia. Recently, this highly adaptable raptor has demonstrated an uncommon ability to reach high densities in western Europe, returning to old haunts to impress, inspire and connect people with nature. This new Poyser monograph brings together a wealth of research on the species' origins, feeding and breeding behaviour, along with information on movement and survival from the authors' own studies. It concludes by examining the conservation conundrums that such a successful predator raises in the modern world.
1 A Common Buzzard
4 Habitat use
5 Territoriality and nest defence
6 Courtship and nesting
7 Incubating and chick-rearing
8 Dispersal and migration
9 Longevity and survival
10 Common Buzzard populations
11 Our relationship with the Common Buzzard
Appendix 1 Scientific names of species mentioned in the text
Appendix 2 References for figures with many sources
Appendix 3 Map of UK study sites and flightpaths
Appendix 4 Abbreviations