honey buzzard


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honey buzzard

n
(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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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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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It was distant, it was an all-toobrief bird encounter, but it was a honey buzzard: the bullet-headed, daintier, continental relative of our own common buzzard.
It was distant, it was an all-too-brief bird encounter, but it was a honey buzzard: the bulletheaded, daintier, continental relative of our own common buzzard.
Rare: European honey buzzard After over half-acentury of birding, that was a first.
The children freed three woodpigeons while members of the service released four birds of prey -- two marsh harriers, a honey buzzard, and a common buzzard.
Results of change in blood pH values ranged from 0.11 for the white-tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) to 0.90 for the honey buzzard (Pernis apivorus).
Other bird species recently discovered in Qatar include the Chaffinch, White-crowned Wheatear, Kurdish Wheatear, a presumed Crested-European Honey Buzzard hybrid, as well as an out-of-the-blue first-time sighting of 30 to 40 Pin-tailed Sandgrouses in the North West, the UK-based Ornithologist revealed.
Each chapter covers a particular bird: The Osprey, The Honey Buzzard, The White-tailed Eagle, The Merlin, The Kestrel, The Peregrine Falcon, and more.
Sighted were the Philippine hawk eagle, osprey, brahminy kite, crested serpent eagle, white-bellied sea eagle, rufous-bellied eagle, black-shouldered kite, oriental honey buzzard, barred honey buzzard, Philippine falconet and falcon.
Readers reported late-fledging swallows and house martins leaving nests last week, while a hobby over Carmel Head and honey buzzard over Connah's Quay were surprisingly late migrants (the latter may have been of Scandinavian origin).
Additional species and plumages are illustrated in the second edition, such as Ashy Drongo and juvenile Crested Honey Buzzard, though where is the female plumage of the latter (the plumage most likely to cause confusion with European Honey Buzzard)?