European Honey Buzzard

Pernis apivorus

Taxonomy Version: IOC 7.2
species
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Least Concern
A

British & Irish Rarity Status: Scarce

Taxonomy Ranking
Level Rank Scientific Name
  • European Honey Buzzard - Malta © Natalino Fenech

  • European Honey Buzzard - Shetland © Gordon McCall

  • European Honey Buzzard - North Yorkshire © Tim Cowley

  • European Honey Buzzard - Southern District © Steve Arlow

  • European Honey Buzzard - Malta © Natalino Fenech

  • European Honey Buzzard - Malta © Natalino Fenech

Other Information

Despite its English name, this species is more closely related to kites of the genera Leptodon and Chondrohierax than to true buzzards in Buteo. The binomen is due to Linné. It is derived from Ancient Greek pernes περνης, a term used by Aristotle for a bird of prey, and Latin apivorus "bee-eating", from apis, "bee" and -vorus, "-eating". In fact, bees are much less important than wasps in the bird's diet.
 

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