A buzzard is a type of bird of prey, in any of several different but related senses:
A medium-sized wide-ranging raptor with a robust body and broad wings.
A raptor of the genus Buteo. In the Old World, members of this genus are named as "buzzards", but "hawk" is more common in North America.
Any raptor which happens to have the word buzzard as part of its name. In the past, the term was often loosely used in North America as a synonym for vulture, particularly the American Black Vulture and Turkey Vulture . This usage is no longer common.