I really like lizards and raptors, so tonight I am writing about a cool species called the lizard buzzard.
Here are five interesting facts about them:
- These small raptors grow up to 37 cm long and have a wingspan of just 80 cm.
- Despite its name, they are more closely related to hawks than buzzards.
- Lizard buzzards hunt from perches, sitting on high branches and telegraph poles. They carefully watch the ground and swoop down to catch lizards, mice, grasshoppers and frogs.
- At breeding time, both parents help to build their nest out of sticks. The female lays 1-3 eggs and the male does most of the hunting to feed the chicks and mum after they hatch.
- Lizard buzzards live in woodland areas throughout sub-Saharan Africa and there is a very large number of them throughout most of their range.
I hope that you found these facts interesting and learned something new.
Are there any other interesting facts that you would like to share about lizard buzzards?