August 2002 – vol. 95, issue 8, pp 377–383 ABSTRACT During recent years, the Common Buzzard Buteo buteo has spread eastwards from its former strongholds in western and northern Britain. At the same time, there is evidence that the species is now breeding at a much higher density than previously recorded, largely as a result of consolidation and in-filling in areas of prey-rich farmland habitat. An increase in the Rabbit Oryctolagus cunicul... This article is only available to registered users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.