Definition of honey buzzard in English:

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honey buzzard


A large Eurasian bird of prey resembling a buzzard, having a small head and long tail, feeding on bees and wasps and their nests.
  • Genus Pernis, family Accipitridae: three species, in particular P. apivorus.
Example sentences
  • Meanwhile, whether it's a rare honey buzzard one day or a champion racehorse the next, the animal hospitals remain busy and stimulating places.
  • A honey buzzard set off in heavy pursuit of a Bonelli's eagle, and a clean looking Scavenger vulture flew on in solitary splendour.
  • Finally, the honey buzzards, young griffon vultures and hobbies mark the end of the spring or prenuptial migration, around the end of June.

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