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SARASOTA -- The sight of buzzards feasting on road kill fascinates Amelia Bird.
It's not the gore that interests her. It's the fact that buzzards are an important part of nature's cycle of life and death, despite their creepy reputation.
So when it came time this month for the New College of Florida student to create a research project, she thought of buzzards. She hopped in her car and chased them around Sarasota and DeSoto counties, scanning the skies for circling birds and moving in to observe.
Bird now is writing a paper she hopes will persuade others to stop thinking of buzzards as …