honey buzzard

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The species was historically assumed to include honey in its diet, due to the fact that it broke open and fed from honeycombs

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honey buzzard (plural honey buzzards)

  1. Any of certain birds of prey in family Accipitridae
    1. All species of genus Pernis
      1. The European honey buzzard (Pernis apivorus), a summer migrant to most of Europe and western Asia, wintering in tropical Africa
      2. The crested honey buzzard (Pernis ptilorhynchus), wintering in tropical south east Asia, a summer migrant to Siberia
      3. The barred honey buzzard (Pernis celebensis), found in Indonesia and the Philippines
    2. All species of genus Henicopernis
      1. The black honey buzzard (Henicopernis infuscatus), endemic to Papua New Guinea
      2. The long-tailed honey buzzard (Henicopernis longicauda), found in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea

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