Small rodents and rabbits account for much of the species' diet, but it will also take other birds and even invertebrates such as worms. Carrion is also readily taken. A buzzard can catch its prey using several different techniques; it will hunt from a perch, locating its prey from up high and then flying directly to it. It will also soar over fields and woods, hanging in the wind until it spots food. The buzzard will also walk across the ground to find insects and invertebrates.