Oriental honey-buzzard

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Oriental honey-buzzard -Pernis ptilorhynchus – is a medium sized species of the Family Accipitridae, Order Accipitriformes and is of Type – diurnal-raptor. Unusually for raptors they feed largely on the larvae and honey of bees and wasps, see video below. They are found across central and southern Asia from Pakistan to Japan. There are two populations migratory and resident, the resident population is found across India and SE Asia.

Type - diurnal-raptor - 
Summer Habitat -Asian woodland and forests in low and high ground, 
Winter Habitat - coastal region of mainland SE Asia,

Order..: Accipitriformes
Family.: Accipitridae
Genus..: Pernis

Species: Pernis ptilorhynchus

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