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Black Breasted Buzzard

Facts

scientific name

Hamirostra melanosternon

conservation status

Least Concern

weight

Approximately 1.3 Kilograms

diet

They hunt for mammals and reptiles on the ground and have also been known to eat large bird eggs, including emu, brolga and bustard eggs, which they break open by dropping stones on them.

habitat

They enjoy a fairly arid habitat.

The Black-breasted Buzzard is only found in Australia and is our 3rd largest bird of prey. They enjoy a fairly arid habitat, where they hunt for mammals and reptiles on the ground. Black-breasted Buzzards have been known to eat large bird eggs, including emu, brolga and bustard eggs, which they break open by dropping stones on them. Buzzards are well known for nest-robbing; they take the young of other raptors from the nest to feed their own chicks.