Buteo buteo   Common Buzzard  Bruinjakkalsvoël
Common Buzzard
Jembisa Private Game Reserve, Oct 2022

A non-breeding visitor from the Palearctic, present between Oct and Mar. The most frequently encountered bird of prey during summer, it is fairly common and widespread across the Waterberg, more so than in the surrounding thorn savanna (58% on, 42% off, recorded in 63% of the Waterberg pentads); occurs solitarily except when migrating, e.g. a migrating group of 20-30 birds were seen flying together (Kloof Pass area) on 13 Oct.
Common Buzzard Waterberg distribution
Common Buzzard
Waterberg Farmstay, Nov 2017

Common Buzzard
Lindani, Feb 2018

Plumage highly variable in this species.
Common Buzzard
Grootfontein, Dec 2017

Common Buzzard
Inswempe, Jan 2018


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