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honey buzzard

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(Animals) a common European bird of prey, Pernis apivorus, having broad wings and a typically dull brown plumage with white-streaked underparts: family Accipitridae (hawks, buzzards, etc). It feeds on grubs and honey from bees' nests
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Noun1.honey buzzard - Old World hawk that feeds on bee larvae and small rodents and reptileshoney buzzard - Old World hawk that feeds on bee larvae and small rodents and reptiles
hawk - diurnal bird of prey typically having short rounded wings and a long tail
genus Pernis, Pernis - a common European bird of prey; dull brown with white-streaked underparts
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100 honey buzzards [a species protected by the hunting law] in the same spot was shocking.
Honey buzzards are the most frequently observed raptors to migrate through the bottleneck; as many as half a million pass through each autumn.
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The Welsh Kite Trust is now switching the focus of its conservation work towards other raptors, such as honey buzzards, peregrines, merlins, hobbies and kestrels.
The one- km walk lead us to an amazing variety of avian species such as the Malabar Pied hornbills, the Crested Serpent eagles, Honey buzzards, Paradise Flycatchers and thrushes among others.
Birds illegally killed in this spring hunt according to BirdLife Malta include honey buzzards, marsh harriers, pallid harriers, purple herons and green shanks.
There are also ambitious plans to tag and track via satellite three honey buzzards from Africa which will be making a summer stop-off in Wales en route to Guinea, West Africa.
A unique viewing scheme offering people the chance to see honey buzzards will open t o the public at the Afan Forest Park visitor centre, near Port Talbot, tomorrow.
Migrating marsh harriers and honey buzzards stop there en route from Europe to Africa each September.
Honey buzzards normally avoid long stretches of sea and experts hope the chick is resting on something floating.