Many buzzards eat larger sized insects and invertebrates such as spiders, ants, moths, worms, beetles, flies and termites.
Buzzards have also been known to eat medium to large snakes, turtles, dead fish and frogs.
Young birds that may still be in the nest are very susceptible to being snatched and eaten by a buzzard. Small ducks that travel in and out of water may also fall victim to the swooping grip of a buzzard.
Rodents such as mice, prairie dogs, beavers, squirrels, rats and ground hogs can easily be caught and consumed by buzzards.
Many buzzards will fly around in circles above dead carcasses and wait for the main predator to leave. Buzzards will eat almost any type of left over kill or carcass including large animals such as cows, deer and antelope.
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